My daughter has been begging for ducks for her upcoming birthday. We currently have a flock of chickens, which free range. We don't have a pond, per se, but do have a marshy wetland in the bottom of our woods. My questions are many, but primarily - can I free range and house the ducks with the chickens or would it be better to set them up with their our housing in the wetland? Would they come up the hill for food? Also, what are the best breed as far as getting along with chickens and (more importantly!) young children? Good egg layers would be a great bonus as well!