I need you guys' help in solving my dilemma. I have chickens and ducks. I am unfortunately having to sell my chickens, I don't have the time to devote to them like I used to. However I really don't want to get rid of the ducks. I love them, they are so lovalble. Is there any way I can make the ducks self sufficient like my guineas?? we have 2 acres of land which includes a huge pond- 20ftx45ftx 15 feet deep in the rainy season. We are thinking of maybe fencing in the pond and building them a little house to go to sleep in at home. We need to fence it in because we have raccoons, will the fence keep them out?? If we build them a floating shelter, will that be enough?? please help me figure out how I can keep my ducks oh it might help if you know what they are- they are 3 white pekin, 2 magpies and 1 silver appleyard- all under 3 months old.