Hi all! New memeber here and duck mom of three 4-5 week old mallards/rouens (we're new to this and got the ducks at tractor supply so we're a little fuzzy on age and breed). We have a decent sized property with a small shallow pond and of course have alway enjoyed observing the comical camaraderie of ducks and decided a few would be a nice addition to our family. We bought them with the intention of allowing them to be free range during the day and in a coop overnight. As the weather has been warm and their feathers are coming in we decided to introduce them to the outdoors. The first week went well, they would mostly stick close to the house and or me during the day and would come when called. They enjoyed the little shallow pond and freely spent time there during the day. This week however has been a challenge. Some migratory ducks have started to frequent our little pond, more than we had observed last year, and now our 3 seem to be wandering off with these new found friends. At this point I'm worried my dh won't be able to coax them in tonight while I am at work. Is there anything we can do to encourage them to return home at the end of the day, or have we lost them to the wild side . I had enjoy these last weeks of watching them grow and having them part of my life and am sad to think they may be gone. Any advice is appreciated!