I AM planning on getting some ducks this year, despite my dh's protests. I have wanted some for a while and fully intend to get some. I know he will give in, b/c he did with the silkies, and numerous other things. LOL! I want pretty ducks, but I want sufficient ducks. I want them to be able to hold their own and lay decently. I have a "pond" but it only hold water in the winter right now, so until we get it fixed or dig the other one, I will have to buy them a pool for a water source. We are getting a swimming pool this year, will they get in it and dirty it up? Also, the perfect plan would be to put them a house beside the pond or the barn and let them come and go to the pond as they please, but my dh says we would need to build them an island of some sort in the middle of the pond to keep coyotes away from them and that is his reasoning for not getting any until the new pond is finished or this one is sealed. I have never seen anyone coop up their ducks, so I don't know. I think they would be fine up close to the barn, b/c the dog doesn't let any critters up that close. Any help would be appreciated, I have fallen in love with the Khaki babies, but I'm not sure what would be the best for me.