DH asked this morning if they get along. I said yes, but beyond that I didn't know much about their differences. If housed at night together, I said they need to be on opposite sides of the house so the ducks aren't getting pooped on by the chickens. But that was the extent of my chicken knowledge. So in our set up, what are the differences we'd notice. Ducks have their own house - there is NO room for chickens in with them, we'd have to build/buy them something. Ducks free range in our fenced yard - with our dogs who have in and out access during the day while we are gone. Ducks have their own raised pond (with stairs). Ducks have a fenced in area next to the house/deck that the dogs can't get to that has their house and their food and a dish of water that is hanging on the side of their feeding station (just to keep the food from getting wet during rain storms).