I just stumbled upon your website this morning and have been reading many forums, with great interest, for about 2 hours now. I realize that this is a primarily domestic livestock information site but noticed that many members also practice a free range, open area style of livestock management. To these folks I would like to ask advice. Last year I acquired a property about 20 minutes outside of Algonquin Park. Bush all around and yes I have Bear and Wolf Issues. Having raised chickens and turkeys for years at my last location I know that this location would be folly. Not wanting to enter into a life of constant battle with the locals I have chosen to try a property management strategy of wildlife attraction and management. My winter Deer and Wild Turkey feeding program was successful. They are entering spring healthy, happy, relaxed and ready for the next year. There are Two natural ponds on the property. 5000 sq. feet and 3000 sq. ft. I would like to attract and maintain migrating ducks for the season. This is new to me. Has anyone had success with predator proof nesting boxes? Do I feed? If so, how much and when do I stop feeding to insure migration. Is there a breed of Domestic waterfowl, for meat and eggs, that I can raise in proximity to the wild ones and not risk the introduction of disease? And on the subject of chickens, I will miss them. My hens were constant companions around the yard.