Hello. I am new to this forum and need some advice. I live on a residential pond in Greenwood, Indiana. One of my neighbors brought home two Pekin ducklings from Rural King that they were getting rid of because they were getting too old to sell. My neighbor said he brought them home to put on the pond "just to see what happened." (Don't play with wildlife!) After doing a lot of reading, I learned that these are domestic ducks and they cannot survive in the wild. I currently have Mallard ducks on the pond and were already feeding them cracked corn because I enjoy having them around. One of the two Pekin ducklings disappeared within 2 days. The remaining one was accepted by the Mallards eventually and they would allow it to hang around with them. The Pekin is fully grown now I believe. The mallards fly in each morning and evening to eat the cracked corn and then fly away. The Pekin cries and cries when they fly away. It is heartbreaking. I understand ducks are very social creatures and shouldn't be alone. He is alone most all day and all night. He can't fly. Should I try to get another one to keep him company? I hate to introduce another domestic duck on the pond, but his being alone is killing me. Also, how do I help him survive the winter? I'm in a residential neighborhood and can't build any sort of structures. I like feeding the ducks, but do not want to be in the business of raising them. And I know he will need water when the pond freezes over. I called a nearby wildlife rehabilitator and was told they would take it if I could bring it to them. I can't get within 20 feet of this duck, so that is not an option. Does anybody have any advice regarding him being lonely and how I help him in the coming winter? Thanks for any advice.