Ok so this might sound a little strange, but 3 of our pekin ducks literally swam away. We took them to a lake to sarm around (since the only body of water they have swam/stood in is a shallow kiddie pool) with the leader on a harness and leash. A foolish move... The two started swimming away so tried to chase them back in but they were too fast, and soon they were 50+ feet away. We didn't want the remaining duck, Cheese, to be alone, so we let him go too. We followed them and within a few minutes they were hundreds of feet away from where they started, splashing in the lilies halfway across the lake. We went to get a friend's paddleboards in attempt to chase them back, but when we returned they were out of sight. Has anybody had pekins swim away in a lake or something similar? How long do they survive? I'm guessing they'll be fine until winter, unless they get eaten. There's plenty of food (and water, duh). We ordered a small boat as we have wanted one for a while, and it would be useful to catch our ducks.