Hello there! We have a coop 11 chickens of all different breeds(Blue Andalusian, Dorking, Buff Orp, Blue Laced Red and Silver Wyandottes, RIR, Sussex, Welsummer, Maran, Barred Rock and Australorpe.) Our coop is 8x8 with external next boxes, and an attached run with 3/4 of it covered that is about 15x9 or so. We're thinking of getting a duo or trio of Khaki Campbells next month when our farm store gets them in, and I have a few duck specific questions. Mostly, would they be alright to share the run with our chickens most of the time if we also made a movable pen to let them go around the yard in? We have two dogs, one of which is a two year old Aussie Shepherd (VERY excitable), so we don't let the chickens free range, and probably wouldn't let the ducks for the same reason, but we're thinking of making a 8x8x4 frame(made from 2x4s) with fencing all around (and on top if needed) that could be moved around the yard so they can forage. We would let them in this pen whenever we are home, which is a couple hours a day during the week and all day weekends usually. I figure they can fly, so do you need a roof on the pen, or clip their wings? We don't clip our chickens, but their run is mostly roofed and the part that isn't has fencing over the top(you can see the pictures of this in my coop page) Would they be okay to share the coop with the chickens? Or would we need to make them their own little coop?If they need their own, how much space do they need if they wont be confined to it except at night? Same as chickens? I know they make nests instead of roosting, and there is definitely sufficient floor space in the coop that isn't under the poop bars for them to nest. Would they use the same next boxes or need their own? If they used the same, can you tell the difference between duck and chicken eggs? Also, do they need a pool to swim in? Everything I've read about Campbells says they are okay without but like to have a pool if possible. If they need one, we could definitely have one for them, we're just not sure. Sorry if any of these questions are incredibly stupid. We are completely new to ducks, and only know what we looked up in the past few days. Thanks for the help! Edited to ask: So if I were to build them a little house attached to the chicken run (predator proof) that has a door opening up into it, and then fence in a small area around the little house with like picket fencing(with a pool for them and such), would it be okay to have them in the run with the chickens while we are gone, and to then let them out into the pen when we were home? They would be in with the chickens and not have access to a pool for 7-8 hours a day during the week. Also, would a picket fence that is like three-four feet tall be enough to keep them in, or would it need to be a lot taller? We can't have any sort of hot wire because we have a four year old, so fencing is the way we would go. Also, how big does the little house for them need to be for three duck if they would only be in there at night? Would something 3x3 work? The run they have is really big, so they wouldn't be stuck in it really at all except at night. Also, I know they need different kinds of water bowls because of their beak, but can they eat food out of the same kind of feeders as chickens, or do they need an open bowl? Anyone have pictures of their duck set up they want to share? I checked on the coops pages but didn't see any duck specific ones... Chickens are like a gateway drug. Now I want ducks. And goats. And cows. I need to move to the country!