We are getting chickens, ducks, and geese (26 chickens, 2 of which are roosters; 1 drake, 2 ducks; 1 gander, and 2 geese).

Can we house the ducks and geese with the chickens? We have a 10 x 10 gambrel style shed and are building our run.

We live in a forested area with 2 streams and a pond around us, but unfortunately we also have coyotes, hawks, racoons, owls, and eagles, just to name a few.

Will the geese and ducks be happy in the run, or do they need to free range during the day? I can just see those ducks running down to the creeks and pond and getting eaten up by the coyotes (the creeks and pond are in the woods).

Anybody have any suggestions?