I recently got 4 ducks. I have a really big chicken coop that houses about 16 chickens and 2 rabbits. I have a pond on my property and I want the ducks to be able to live by the pond. Last year I had runners and they got eaten when they wouldnt come up to the chicken coop to go to bed. What is a good duck house? we dont close are chickens in at night because they have an automatic chicken coop door. So i really dont want to have to go get the ducks every night. My pond is not be enough for a floating house and I want to be able to get their eggs. (campbells and some mallard hybrid) So any ideas for a duck house? Can you leave the door open and since these ducks cant fly can it be lifted off the ground or should it be ground level? but then what is keeping racoons from eating the ducks? same if it is lifted and has a ramp?