ok I have had it with these smelly fowls in my basement. We are building a coop to put them outside this weekend (they are 4 weeks old and almost all feathered out). I want to put them in the orchard area. I have a kiddy pool for them. Do I need to fence a yard in for them? Will they stay home or roam away if I let them free range (they are 2 pekins and 1 rouen)? Will deer netting be enough if I have to fence them in? What predators do I need to worry about? These ducks are pretty big now and protect of the rouen all the time. We are out in the country, we have a variety of wild life here. They will be in the front side yard away from the protction of the dog. Do I need to put a door on their box and close them up each night like the chickens?