We just recently moved and have a pond/lake in our backyard. My hubby's gonna build the chickens another coop sometime soon (I hope), but for now we have their coop/run inside a fenced off area of our yard (about 1/3 of an acre) with chain link fencing. We're still trying to think where we're going to put the new coop when he decides to build it. Right now, I really like them being able to "free range" inside the chain link fencing, although I have one rooster that needs his wings clipped or something because he keeps getting on top of the fence and crowing awhile and then jumping over to the other side (the grass is always greener on the other side...lol) and then it's a pain to get him back in. He wants in to his hens but he doesn't realize he can just fly/jump back over. Anyway, what about chickens around ponds/lakes? Will they avoid it if the coop is out there close to it or will they get in there and drown? We're probably just gonna put the new coop in the fenced in part anyway but I still would like to know in case sometime I let them free range out of the fenced-in yard. Thanks in advance.