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.
I had this happen with mine, I INSISTED that they go out in the pond, then we started loosing them....to turtles! They were drowning the ducks! The ducks KNEW they didn't want out in that water, but I wouldn't listen. Now they will not go in the water at all. They always have one foot on land. They have their little kiddie pool up by their enclosure which they use all the time but NOT the tank!
You might check to see if your tank/pond has turtles, that may be why they won't go into it.