I have three beautiful great ducks. I've had them just since they were about 5 weeks old. I also have a son a couple dogs and we are thinking about having another baby. My dilemma is they are a lot of work and I'm worried about when the new baby comes how much harder it will be I dont want to neglect them or put them on the back burner when winter comes around. Their coop is extreamly hard to keep clean and I'm worried about the cleanliness of it if my children are running around the yard with all the poop. I was thinking of letting them free range but they are escape artist!!! I feel like no matter what I do they are getting out and trying to cross the road. Worst case scenario they get run over or cause an accident if someone tries to avoid them.....how do you manage these guys !!! I was also thinking about getting them a dog kennel to stay in, if they can't free range ..help lol. This is long sorry!!