Hello All, I am thinking of getting some Muscovy's and Pekins in the Spring. I am hoping that they will be breeders for future meat ducks. I have a pond on my property and it is about 100 yards from the chicken coop. So I have two questions: (1) Can I keep my ducks in the chicken coop with chickens (I guess Muscovys can perch on the roosts although I may have to strengthen them) and the Pekins can lay on the ground, (2) will the ducks make their way to the pond that is about 100 yards from the coop? I adopted a stray Pekin over the summer (eventually died due to weasel attack) and she would never go to the pond. I felt so bad for her because every day she would exit the coop with all the chickens but couldnt eat/drink from the chicken feeders and waterers so every darn day I had to drag gallons and gallons of water down the coop just for the duck to drink and bathe in. Plus, I eventually had to throw her food into the water because all the chickens would eat her food when I just put it on the ground. (Chickens wouldnt go into the water for the food). I never understood why she just wouldnt go to the pond but am chalking it up to her being brought up in a place without a pond. (Plus my pond has tons of duckweed so maybe she was scared that she couldnt see into the water?) Any info is appreciated. My second strategy would be to simply make a moveable hoop coop and place it next to the pond but really dont want to have to roam all over the place every night closing up the chickens and ducks. I guess I should note that i only plan on keeping 1 Muscovy drake and currently have two roosters. (One rooster is the most timid thing ever).