I've been talking to my son. He owns the home with its mostly wooded 7 plus acres and I have the daylight basement's in-law apt so I have to ask permission to do things on his property. He's been very good about the flower garden, the raised vegetable beds and composting, as well as the new dwarf fruit trees I put in last yr and the yr before, but he's held firm against my getting a small flock of chickens. I asked him about ducks today, just two, no trouble, great egg layers. I can use Daisy's (his large golden retriever who never uses it) well-built, very heavy dog house for their duck house in my hosta garden which I will fence in with 4-ft fencing this spring. They can free-range all spring, summer and fall in the flower beds and the vegetable beds where they can eat all the weeds, insects and slugs they desire. Hopefully I can train my corgi, a herding breed who eagerly herds Daisy every day, to herd the ducks back to their yard and house in the evenings for safety. He's going to sleep on it. If the answer is yes, right now I'm thinking Welsh harlequins. Pleasem everyone, wish me luck. I love this forum. Its so helpful.