Hey all hope your having a great week.... I was hoping some of the ultra friendly experts out there could help me out with designing and building some type of enclosure for my ducks. I have recently suffered some losses to my all mallard flock due to predation. I now have an adult male mallard and an adult male magpie, as well as 10 week old chicks (2 mallards, 2 pekins, 2 khakis, and 2 swedish blues). The ducks were originally housed in a tiny shed that previous house owners used to isolate miniature ponies that were about to give birth. (did i mention that the house was previously owned by miniature pony farmers?) Anyway, i do have a large barn that we currently use for storage, but it does have probably 12 or so stalls that i could use for housing them during winter/night time/bad weather etc... One of the stalls in particular has a door that goes out into a 40/50 foot corral that we've been using as a vegetable garden. i'm going to attempt to utilize that as an outside enclosure for them. as for the outside area, i was thinking about just using a form of chicken wire to cover the gaps in the wooden fence (typical wooden barn fence, with three horizontal, parallel planks connected by wooden posts). the real engineering problem i have is how to predator proof the inside stall. It sits in the corner of the barn, so two of the sides are completely walled. The other two sides however aren't. I'm planning on posting some pictures tomorrow to show you all what i mean. The big problem with this is that i'm a part time college student (which means im poor to say the least) and have to battle the rarely nice western Pennsylvania weather. I really don't know what else to do to keep the ducks safe, but also give them some outside time where they aren't cooped up inside a box 24/7 like they currently are. Help? Tips? id greatly appreciate it!