We have 10 free range Muscovy that just do not seem to have any natural instinct to get out of the pond/cold!! I will find them standing in the stream water, that feeds into our pond, shivering! We have barns with bales of hay, large, dense boxwood bushes, decks, etc. Plenty of places for them to seek shelter. When our babies were little I had the mama trained to go into the house with her ducklings at night. As the babies got bigger they just started hanging out by the water. Our temps plummeted this week so in preparation I bought a heated waterer and planned to attempt to lure the ducks to the house. I made sure that they were hungry so they followed me and went right in to eat. Captured! I kept them in there for 3 days, until the temps got above freezing. They were content for two days but by the third day when temps were rising they were more than ready to get out of there. I left the door open for them to come and go as they please but they wouldn't stay in. They just want to eat then head back down to the pond. Our only female that lays makes her nests in inaccessible places like in the barn loft 5 bales high! I am hoping that she will get comfortable enough in the duck house to make her nest there. I put a couple of fake eggs out there for her to see. Am I fighting a losing battle or should I continue trying to lure them to follow the food? Also, we have two males and 8 females. Should we house then all under the same roof? Any suggestions or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!