I'd like to fence probable 1/3 of an acre in for my chickens and ducks, including a small pond. My husband thinks this is completely impractical because of expense and also thinks it would be ugly. We live in the middle of the woods with all kinds of predators around (coyotes, racoons, hawks, foxes, etc), and I just lost my first hen - my chickens all free-range, and I'm getting ducklings tomorrow that I was also hoping to free-range too once they're old enough, but now I'm thinking I just can't deal with the losses. Is there anything I can do to fence in such a large area that would keep in chickens and ducks and keep out predators (except the hawks, I know I can't cover such a large area)? And how can I make it look attractive too? It's going to butt up against a 5-strand electric fenced-in pasture on a small part because we're fencing the pond out of the pasture. Here's a photo of the coop this spring - it's an old sugar house (maple sap was boiled and turned into sugar in there for decades by the prior owners of our property): The pond is down the hill to the left/behind the coop.