I have recently ordered 6 Indian Runner duck eggs, will try to hatch them and raise them up. There is a lake about 200 metres behind our house (there is a public road between our property and the lake, it is a bit inconvenient for the ducks to cross the road). I wonder what I should do, to build a pond in the yard or to let them swim in the open water? Has anyone had any experience on herding ducks to the open water? I am quite concerned since this place is quite popular among dog walkers....also is it possible to recall them from the lake? I can imagine it would be nightmare to get the boat out and chase them all over the lake to get them back home.... What would be the best option? Any suggestions? Thanks!