Ok, well you all scared me so all my ducks went in my horse trailer last night! odd yes, but it has ventilation and is big plus.. no racoon could get into it at all, my husband just hauled it up and put it near the run so we can easily carry them back to it for daytime forage. So we after some lengthy discussion last night, concluded that the run should be ok for daytime.. the ducks are all muscovy and becoming larger as each week passes and the eventual intent was to leave them to 'free range' during the day and house them at night, so the run will reach a point of being useless... securing it more would be costly and a waste since that money should be spent on building them a proper duck house. So now i need ideas and thoughts on building this duck house... we'll obviously use hardware cloth on this buidling's windows and it will need to be solid(high winds) and insulated since we get cold, long winters.. i'll post separately to inquire from other muscovy owners on there houses. I appreciate everyone's help on the kennel though. ------------------------------------------- I equipped our duck pen with chicken wire up abouts 3ft from the bottom on the inside of my run... i just want to reduce my chain link dimentions so i don't get another 'snatch' .. and the ducks cannot get there heads through.. i also have covered my roof lattice with it, to make the holes covered.. the lattice is all screwed down to 2x8's... and then one half has another layer which is shade tarp. I keep hearing chicken wire won't keep predators out but since i am really relying on the chain link and only using chicken wire as a 'reducer' i hope it's ok... we've worked all weekend reinforcing the pen since our attack..