I rescued 4 pekin ducks they are going on 3 months old. They have always been with chickens. When I rescued them they were small and outside! I have a 2 acre pond that I thought they would enjoy swimming in. Right now they are in a couvered run with a pool and as soon as I fill the pool up it is full of mud. We have tried to put them in the pond but the run almost on top of the water to get out and run at least a hundred feet back to the run. The problem I am having is the chickens arnt getting clean water. The ducks keep them from the food the chase the chickens back into the house and don't let them out. Also the duck refuse to go in their own house at all they stay out all night making noise and I am afraid they will be eaten by prey! In the pen we have 2 large dog houses for them and they just roll around in the mud all night long! I don't think its a good living arrangement and I need advise as I don't want to be a duck abuser please help!