I have been wishing for ducks for a year or so. A friend has to move and gave me all their fowl including chickens, ducks and a peafowl. These are the ducks. I brought the kiddie pool that was in their pen, cleaned it out (it was NASTY, full of poop and stinky), and filled it with clean water. They had it dirty in no time. They splashed and played and dunked in the water for at least 30 minutes. I don't know how long it'd been since they were able to stick their head under water, but they sure enjoyed themselves today. It was fun to watch them. We have a very large pond that I could turn them loose on with my parents' two ducks, but I'm worried that they won't make it. My parents have lost two of their ducks in the last month and we're not sure if it's due to racoons or turtles. We have both. No feathers were found on the banks of the pond. So, for now I'm keeping the three ducks in a pen with the chickens they were raised with. They're happier than they were before. What can you tell me about these ducks?