I have 5 ducks, Im new at the whole owning birds thing and I dont know what exact breed they are. (1 looks like the Aflac duck, all white, and the other 4 are mostly 2 different shades of brown with a colorful feather around their wing). I've had them for a couple months and theyre pretty much full grown. Theyve been living in a pen about 100 sq ft, which theyre quickly outgrowing. I'd like to let them roam around our property (10 acres, about 2 of those acres are ponds, for most of the day, then put them into the pen for the night. I used to put them in a box and move them into a small setup on the edge of the pond where they could swim around or stay on the bank, but it wasnt very secure and they were still small enough to be attacked by hawks. Theyve outgrown the box transportation method, so Im trying to coax them out then lead them to the pond (about 20 feet) but they always run away from me and I feel like Im scaring them so I give up. They only have a small childs tub in there for swimming and I feel like Im being cruel. Im trying now to just leave the door open, but they dont make any move toward the door, and I worry that if I just keep the door open and leave, my dogs might go for them. I have a Blue Heeler, and a Boxer that showed up at our house starving so I fed her and she stayed, she seems friendly but I dont want to risk my ducks life. How do I coax them out of the pen without scaring them? My dogs are pretty friendly towards other dogs, but will they be to ducks? Why are my ducks so afraid of me when I walk into their enclosure? And have I been doing anything wrong or cruel?