My ducks have grown up with my chickens. Now that the weather has turned nice I tried to move ducks to my pond. The problem is that the ducks think they are chickens. They will not stay in the pond for any amount of time, they just get out of the water and return to the chicken area. I'd really like them to live in the pond. Any suggestions on keeping them at the pond would be appreciated.
Having them live at the pond opens up a whole new set of problems they can easily be picked off by predators from the air, under water from snapping turtles, and from 4 legged yes most preds will swim for a duck dinner. So I'd keep them close to home especially at night. They need to be in a secure house or coop at night.