We will be hatching some Welsh Harlequins soon, they will be our first poultry experience, and I am currently trying to plan their coop. I have an acre of land and I would like to fence off about a quarter of an acre for them to roam on. I plan on building a duck house with an attached pool deck for them (to cut down on water mess) where i will place their food, water, and pool. i am going to fence this small area in, including the top (not the full quarter acre, just a small portion for a coop). I was planning on this being the place i coop them up at night so they will have access to the outside as well if they so choose, but during the day I was going to fence the rest of the area in with a 3 foot fence so they can forage freely. I live in Alaska and I was wondering if I would have to enclose the whole quarter acre, top and all, for them to be safe from predators during the day. we have eagles, hawks, ravens, foxes, etc. although I haven't seen any foxes in our area. any advice from seasoned duck people?