I have chickens, a variety of chickens. I LOVE my chickens. I had ducks before, pekins & rouens. They lived with the chickens, and then when they proved too messy, they lived with the pigs. They were pretty. But I must not of cooked em right, cause they were tough as leather. I am NOT interested in ever eating another duck. A friend has young Muscovy ducks to give away. I have a pond...far, far, far from the house. I like the idea of having ducks to watch when I go fishing. Can ducks live at a pond with only forage for food? Can they avoid predators off on their own that way? Would they stay? Would they ruin my fishing hole?