I have been trying to research a bunch of questions but I feel like my situation is a little different than most... so hopefully you all can help. I live on a lake and I plan on releasing the ducks on the lake after about 8 weeks. The lake is pretty small but it is bigger than a pond. There are many other types of waterfowl that live on the lake, some are wild and some have been raised by my neighbors. They all seem to interact well with one another. My questions at this time are: 1. Do you all believe it's okay to release them to the lake? If so, at what age? 2. When are they old enough for unsupervised swim time?