Alright, now just a few questions. He is getting two Peking ducks, both female, ages 7 months and a year. The previous owner could not keep them due to there neighbors not being to fond of there beautiful noise. He is all excited, its so cute! He wants to get an Indian runner to with them because of the eggs hehe. But! Onto my questions. We have a stream running threw our front yard, its deep in some areas and shallow in others. Part of our yard is covered mostly in moss, with thick arborvitaes and a rock wall blocking off the neighbors, to the left it is mostly open into our front yard and the stream. To the right is a thin strip of forest that stretches along the fence line to the state protected forest that surrounds the back of all the houses. This little moss area is shaded and full of worms hehe, but my question is how protected should I make there house? Should I build a run and let them out every morning like the chickens? Should I take my chances and just give them a duck house since nothing *knock on wood* comes near our home because of the dogs? Or should I pen them up 24/7? And what do duck houses look like? I was just going to take a dog house and put a door on it? *Feel free to yell if that's a really bad idea* Next question: How far do ducks normally free range and will they stick to the water? Our front yard is not fenced like the backyard for the chickens and dogs. We want to let them free range since we have a lot of land and space, but our neighbor is terrified of birds due to a bad experience as a child, so we want to be respectful of them. Next: How many ducks need to be in a flock for them to all be happy? Or will they be fine in groups of two or three? And last question: What do we feed the ducks in? And since they will have a stream do we need to bring them fresh water every day? He just went out and bought the "Ducks for dummy's" book so he will be all set, I'm just jumping ahead of him and asking people who already have ducks.