I have raised chickens for about 7 years and I would like to start raising ducks as well. Unfortunetly I got rid of (the rest) of my chickens after my goats had knocked down all the fencing and the owls had started preying on my chickens. This spring, after I rebuild my pen and get a new coop, I am starting all over again. I was thinking about adding ducks to the mix as well. I have read a bit about keeping ducks and chickens together and one thing I found is that the ducks need a pond. I live in the northern United States and it gets very cold. There is no doubt that their pool will freeze so what do I do next winter when the water gets too cold for them? Also, I read that you can feed ducklings and chicks the same thing, is this accurate? Thanks for the help!