Hello all! We are looking at getting ducklings in the spring to raise for eggs. Originally we were thinking chickens but I am starting to sway towards the idea of starting out with ducks since they are hardier and seems like their housing would be easier to get up and running. Our house sits on just over an acre so we have a decent size yard. I am trying to figure out the safest set up for ducks but also allowing them some grazing room. I've read they are very helpful in the garden but I am afraid to just let them run loose while I am at work all day. I thought about a portable grazing pen that would allow them to access to different areas of the yard while still being protected. How long can they be in a pen like that without access to their shelter? Or is the pen not ideal for an all day thing? I am looking at getting 3 peking ducks to start. If all works out well we will add chickens to the mix next spring. I am trying to read up on as much information as possible before purchasing so I am open to anything you have to share!