Hi all, I've been lurking for quite some time. I am on the fence as to whether to get ducks or chickens. I would like to start out with just one type of poultry since I've never had any to date. Except there was a little Pekin girl that kinda came with the house that became a pet for some time. Something got her a few months ago though. And I did do some chicken-sittin' for a friend who has little bantam cochins and they were adorable. I've read the pros and cons of both and I think ducks might be more to my liking. Here are my questions: 1. There is a pond behind our house that is part of our neighbors property. I intend to fence off a poultry area and have a few kiddie pools maybe even a little fountain for my guys. Does the pond pose any problems? I don't want depressed ducks because they can't get to the water. 2. What's the best duck house scenario? I haven't found actual duck houses, just chicken coops. What do you all do for night time confinement? 3. What are the best Non-flight, egg laying ducks? I have read khaki campbells are good layers and some kind of 300 hybrid. Are there any problems with getting hybrids? 4. What are the day time predator threats to ducks? I assume coyotes and fox and what not at night but are hawks a threat to full size ducks? 5. Last but not least, where do you suggest buying sexed baby ducks? I've heard good and bad about hatcheries. Tractor supply has them but they aren't sexed and I really want to control that part. I don't wanna get attached to two drakes that aren't getting along. Thanks for your help!