I am new to chickens and ducks and I have been given mixed messages about several different issues. I currently have six two and a half week chicks (three Brown ISA and three Australorps) and three Campbell Kahki's that appear to be about 4 weeks. I have three different questions. 1. Can my chickens and ducks (once full grown and feathered) share a common run? I am planning on having a regular, ground soil/dirt run around the edge of my garden. It's about two feet wide and runs in a "U" pattern with the two smaller sides about 8 feet long and the back stretch is 26' long. It's about four feet tall. 2. The plant portion of my garden will have two foot fences around them. Would that be enough to keep my ducks out of the plants if I wanted to let them free range in there? 3. What is the best flooring for chicken and duck coops? Is it the same? Do I need to use something special for their run? I have gotten such great feed back from other posts! I am very thankful for all the advice!