My ducks just started laying, the problem is they are laying in the pond. I know the obvious answer is to pen them up, but I want them to free range not be penned. Does anyone have any suggestions to stop this behavior? I hope it is just a problem because they are new layers and it will remedy itself. I have provided a duck house where I leave feed but they just eat the feed and don't use the duck house to lay in. I did find a nest in the mulch of my flower bed outside the window to my bedroom but no eggs there. I think maybe a crow got those eggs. I have made a nest in the mulch around a tree where I'd like them to lay. I have wanted duck eggs more than my chicken eggs but now I'm not getting any.