Wel, today I go back to work driving a school-bus. I have to leave at 5:40 a.m. to get to the terminal on time. My question is this, being as it is still dark out at this time, is it too early to be letting my ducks out of their pen? The pen and house they have is only for nighttime, and the entire day is spent out in a our large "community" pen----although they do still have access to their house, and another house. I feel I should let them out before I leave, because my kids will more than likely forget, and the pen is WAY too small for anything other than nighttime. There are also 2 geese with the ducks, and my pygmy goats are out in the pen that early. I just wonder what the chances of a raccoon or something getting them are? I don't believe any type of predator has ever gone into the big pen, even at night, and we do have a GSD outside who patrols the perimeter of the pen whenever I'm out there----I think this is why nothing has ever gone in (as far as I know). What would you do?