We are getting ready to move to a new place, three acres. I had already planned on chickens and guineas (and sheep later this year), but hubby is really wanting a couple ducks. I didnt really want ducks, mainly b/c of the water issue, but I suppose I should humor him since he does let me have my 8 dogs, 3 cats (well, he brought the cats home...) and all the other critters I mentioned above. So, my main questions are: can the ducks be housed in the same coop as the other poultry? (it's huge, space is not an issue) - how large a "pond" do they need? Minimally? The water is the issue I am struggling with, b/c I am thinking that a baby pool emptied daily will create a muddy nasty area. I suppose I could drag the emptied pool to a new place each day...answering my own questions as I go... Can the ducks share the food the other birds are getting?