Hello everyone! I am thinking about purchasing some ducks - for eggs, weeding (if they do that) and eating bugs/mosquitoes. I have raised chicks, but never ducks. I am thinking about getting 5 khaki campbells (straight run at the feed store). I looked yesterday and DH didn't say no, so I assume that means yes. My duck questions: 1 - I'd like to end up with 2+ ducks and a drake - is 5 straight run a good number of ducklings? 2 - Do khakis fly (I found conflicting answers online - my garden has a 5' fence, the yard about a 4' fence)? 3 - Are khakis flighty? I have 3 kids and 3 dogs (dogs will be kenneled when the ducks are out). 4 - It seems ducks like staying out, I was going to put up a little pen with a shed/dog house for shutting them in at night time - is that adequate? I'll probably let them out during the day to eat bugs. Goose: Their are predators where I live, including birds. I have never had an issues with wild animals in my yard, probably because of the dogs If I want to have the ducks be in the yard most of the day, would it be good to get a goose as well to protect them? (I would never trust my dogs with birds). If I got a goose I would want a nice, friendly one (at least to people). But I'd love to have fewer mosquitoes / flys / bees. Thanks!