Hello!! I am looking into getting both chickens and ducks when we purchase some land this spring. My original plan was to keep the chickens and ducks together in the outside run and then having separate coop areas for them. After researching a little more and since I will most likely have the space (we're looking at getting min 5 acres, hopefully more) that I would rather go ahead and look into plans for something bigger and separate. For chickens I noticed pretty much everyone has a covered run of some sort, which I plan to do for the chickens. But ducks it seems about 50/50 as to if people have them in just a paddock and have a safe enclosure for at night or if they're in a covered run (either with paneling or some kind of fencing). Is there a reason less people have them covered? This would save me significantly when building if I don't have to worry about a roof but I also don't want to skip out just to realize my mistake after something gets my ducks. I would plan on having their own indoor coop area with a small covered run they can go in and out as they please and then ideally a paddock style run with a decent sized pond out there. I have plenty of time before I'd be building this so I'm in no rush, just looking for a good discussion on what would be the most idea situation. Thoughts?