Hi, My husband and I are buying our first house soon and we really want to get pet ducks to live in our back garden. That said, I don't want to be one of those people who rushed in to buy the cute new pet, can't cope, then leaves it at a shelter to be rehomed, so I'm doing tonnes of research. We haven't settled on a breed yet, simply because I don't want to get my heart set on one just to find we wouldn't be able to give it the life it deserves. So anyway, I have a few questions and I'm also looking for just general advice. My first question is about the coop. We would want to give any ducks free reign in the garden it I understand night time requires a secure coop, so would a large rabbit hutch like this be suitable? http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/35168567616...04&_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_mwBanner=1 My second question is how much garden space per bird should we allow? Thirdly, like garden space, how much space should we add for the pond/pool? Fourth, what are the pros and cons of owning ducks? Also, if it matters at all, we have a son who is coming up on his 3rd birthday. Obviously we wouldn't allow him to torment any animal, but is there anything we should consider based on him?