I'm gonna get chickens
Black Bears walk through my yard but I think they mainly eat berries. It's the fucking red shouldered hawks im worried about. They're everywhere.Nah, domestic ducks are just like chickens in that they will stay within a couple hundred yards of the house and go inside at night. Unless you have predators coming into your yard in broad daylight or the house won't keep predators out at night they should be fine. Not to say that weird stuff doesn't happen sometimes but there's a 90% chance it will work out fine.
One of my Conures got spooked on Saturday and flew off when it was 106F out, of course it was the one I was most fond of. I spent all day walking around and driving around trying to find her, I was just about to give up when she flew over-head right at dusk. She landed in a tree and would not come down, I had to climb the fucker to get her out and fractured my toe in the process. She had heat exhaustion and was scared shitless, glad she is home though.
I'm going to kick my neighbor's ass for leaving this giant stick in the breezeway for a month now, damn thing was pushed up against my door and the sound of my front door pushing it out of the way spooked her.