i live on a 40 acre lake with about 36 houses around the lake. i have muscovey ducks and canadian geese come up in the yard-i have 11 chicken that free range during the day. As a 13 year old i had 1 white pekin duck that laid the best tasting egg ever. i kept her with the other chickens i had and she had nothing but a wash tub to swim in.i would like to have 5 to 10 ducks for eggs and i want them to free range the lake during the day. I would like suggestions on how to keep them in the yard for feeding and laying eggs but maybe letting them out to swim in the lake during the day.. Will they come back to shelter and food each evening? do you build them a "hen house" to sleep in? Is the white pekin egg the best duck egg to eat or is there a better one? thanks for any help.