Okay, so I am trying to get some geese eggs to be hatching, and I will be buying some ducklings, but before I get them I need to get their housing/yard set up. I will need to fence them in, because I have a big coyote problem (some coyotes in my area have actually started to approach people in broad daylight, and one actually attacked a small child in a city near me). And my parents also having a dog boarding kennel in our backyard , so I can not have them greeting our customers . I will let them out of their pen/yard area everyday (for as many hours as possible), so they will not be stuck in a pen/yard all day. I am getting 5 ducks. I don't know how many geese I will be getting, since I am hatching them. But I will probably be trying to hatch between 5-8 of them. I am going to have the ducks and geese together. What I need help on, is that I have no idea how much area each duck/goose needs, what type of nesting boxes to give them, and what kind of shelter to give them. I thinking about giving them some large dog houses (my dad and I would build them, so I can make them as big as they need to be). Would that work? How large should the houses be? Do the ducks and the geese need different types of nesting boxes? How much yard does each duck/goose need? If you have pictures of what you use, please post them . Any information is greatly appreciated! Thank you!