Stink: Still haven't built the 3 runners a pen - soon. A new option came to me last night that would allow extra security for them - a wall of the house and a side of the deck. Would 3 runners (and maybe a couple more next year) be too much stink to be that close to the house (right off the deck which will get decent use in the cooler weather)? Will a quick hose down every day or two or so help with that or should we stick to the closer to the shed under the tree option. Pond: There is a leveled out spot in our yard near the house where the previous owners had an above ground pool. DH wants to haul in some more clay to create a berm of clay to create a pond in that area. 1 - will that work (he wants to use liner or the powdered stuff you mix with the top layer of pond to create a non leaky pond)? 2 - what size would 3-5 runner ducks need to not be NASTY? It's close to the house for power for a pump or aeration to help make it less nasty, but I don't want to deal with having to clean this pond all the time.