now that my older DD has her flock of hens (and of course her pet roos) my younger daughter wants some ducks. We've told her we will get her some ducks this spring. I've read that some breeds don't need a whole pond of water to be happy, they only need a small pool/puddle/splash area. This is what I need. I'd also like a breed that stays small, good forager and good for pets. We may use them for eggs, but that's all, I don't picture us eating pet ducks. From what I've read, it seems like Welsh Harlequins would be a good fit, except I can't find info about their water preferences. Finally, how do I house the ducks? our hens are free roaming during the day and come to their coop at night where they are counted and tucked in. What kind of coop do ducks like? do ducks and chickens give each other diseases? any other concerns? thanks so much. we love our chickens so much, I can't wait to give ducks a try too.