I have been researching and planning my flock for over two years now, and I'm just about to take the final step and purchase my Ancona ducklings. I have the good luck of having a really handy husband and he's agreed to build my ducks a home, but I'm trying to figure out if I can let them roam our land any. This is our home's setup: fenced on all four sides, three of the sides have my neighbor's elk fencing and the front is chain link. We have about an acre and a half of land around our home, with a busy road in the front. There are a couple of feral cat, opossum, and skunk sightings, but our yard is overrun with rabbits so I'm guessing that we don't have many hawks or snakes. We have large amounts of shade, with seven HUGE old white oaks and lots of shrubbery. Inside of the elk fence enclosure there is a herd of about ten elk, and about thirty wild horses. there are some open spaces, but a lot of the enclosure is fenced in woods and a swamp full of Canada geese about a mile away. With that information, is there any way I could ever let my ducks roam the yard, or will they take off through the elk fence? The elk fence is about ten feet tall, and the squares in the fence are about 6 square inches.