Hi, my duck story is kinda long. Essentially, while still living in the city, my husband brought home a baby blue swedish duck. We were able to rehome it with a friend when it became to loud for city life. We have since moved to the country and have 2 ponds on our property. We were able to get the original blue swedish (female) + 2 female anconas. All 3 ducks lived together and had a kiddie pool to swim around in before coming here. It has now been 10 days since we got these girls and they have never once went swimming in the pond. For the first 9 days they were hanging out on the bank not doing much, but now they've completely abandoned the pond area and are mostly hanging out around our porch, gossiping about everything. What can I do to get them interested in the pond? We are adopting a female goose soon, will she maybe teach them to swim around? My husbands theory is maybe they aren't used to their feet not touching the ground when they swim. Another idea we have is to get them a boy (maybe an ancona because we are really loving those) and hopefully he would get them interested in the pond. There is electric fencing around the pond area but we haven't turned it on because I have 5 boys that I'm pretty fond of and its just kinda one less thing to worry about. Also, maybe part of the problem is the ducks sleep in the silkie coop at night in a dog crate. Not the best system but we won't be able to clear the barn out until we get a dumpster here which is said to happen in just over a week. So, maybe when they're sleeping in pond area they'll accept it more? I really dont think the ducks are coming up because they miss the chickens as they're mostly in attack mode when they see chickens! Any advice would be sooo appreciated! These ducks are a mystery to me.