Hello! I will be getting my first batch of ducklings at my new home in April and I am trying to decide what's the best location to put my coop and would love some advice. I have a small pond next to my house about 30' diameter. Also I have 3 creeks running through the property. I believe the pond is too small to house the ducks on but was really more curious if anyone lets their ducks out to swim/play in creeks and if so has their mess ruined the creek? I was thinking of putting the coop next to one creek which would also put them about 100 yds from the pond as well. They will be let out of their run/coop everyday. Do you think with these water sources available to them that they will still need a pool in their run? I ordered 10 Ancona ducklings and will most likely cull them down to 5 out of this order. Next year though I will be ordering more from a different source in hopes of creating a stronger/more varied breeding stock with an overall goal of about 10 ducks. I really would appreciate any insight. Thank you!