We have (had) a flock of 7 Ancona ducks since last May. They've come back to their house at dusk like clockwork until a couple weeks ago and they were no where to be found at dusk. All showed up in the morning and our Maremma LGD was outside on the job, Well, now the dog is in heat and NOT outside and 2 nights ago same deal... no ducks. All 7 showed up in the morning, though. Last night my hubby saw the ducks by their house, started out to put them away and they took off and jumped in the river. We live on a small river and the ducks have free access to it and they spend most of their day in and out of it. So this morning the ducks were all standing in their house except for the leader, our male named Blondie. No sight of him, no feather, no blood, nothing. And the other ducks are acting rather subdued and quiet. We have predators in the acreage behind us like coons, possums, fox, probably coyote, owls, eagles... So that's our sad story. We're going to double down and getting these birds put away tonight even if we have to do it early. So do domestic ducks tend to go wild if they have free access to natural waters and other wild ducks?