I am looking to get ducks for my home. I have decided that our little "farm" needs ducks for our existing pond. Once my ducklings are old enough I would like to be able to let them explore and play in the pond as they wish. Our pond is approximately 100 yards from our home My questions are for anyone that lives in a rural area with a natural pond/tank: What kind of coop/housing is recommended for ducks that will have access to a natural pond in our pasture? Will they go in the house at night on their own or will I need to "teach them/bribe them into the house? Will they need to stay inside a fenced area or can I allow them to free range once they are old enough to be out of the brooder? Do you close them up completely in their house at night or do you allow them to come and go as they please? We are looking to get rouens and white penkins if that has any affect on the answers. Any advise you can give is great, we are completely new to ducks and have only had our flock of chickens for about a year.