My local feed store has white pekins for sale. My lovely daughters are BEGGING daddy to allow them to get one each. I looked over the site here for some advice on raising ducks but haven't really found what I was looking for. Can someone who has raised ducks please help? I have 30 chickens whom I care for with great detail and want to be well informed to provide properly for the ducks if I cave in ! lol 1. I have a wonderful albeit small pond in my yard which would be perfect for two ducks. Do White Pekins need to be fenced in ? Predators aren't a serious threat as my dogs are always loose and do a great job of keeping them away. And my dogs love my chicks and hang out with them without bothering them. 2. Can I provide a small shelter for them near the pond like say a dog house and would that be adequate shelter ? Will they go in at night automatically like my free range chickens do ? 3. Will they stay at the pond and generally not wander off like my chickens do knowing their shelter and food source location ? My chickens free range and are always in the coop roosting come dusk. 4. Will eating medicated chicken grower harm the ducks ? 5. Any other advice you can offer on raising two Pekins ? Thank you all. This is such a great site and you are are wonderful, well informed members ! I have relied on this site and the members input heavily for the success I have had raising my chickens !