Okay, so my muscovies are free range like my chickens. I feed my birds twice a day to keep the feed cost down. But you know ducks - they eat and poop constantly. Which is the problem - they poop....everywhere. They wandered to my neighbor's yard, which was never a big deal until they started feeding them bread and all sorts of treats. BAD IDEA. We told them not to! So now the ducks decided they would hang out up there waiting for the goodies. I guess the "grass" is always greener on the other side of the fence Hanging around the grass - no big deal. Standing around on the concret to warm their feet - big deal. Yesterday they finally chased my ducks back where they belonged so they could wash the "masterpiece" off their sidewalk. Another big problem with them going up there, is that their daughter moved back in and brought a pit bull with her. It already has a track record for killing and eating chickens. They don't keep it chained or locked up in any way so I'm very wary of it. Their last pitbull killed one of our chickens (that we saw - we doubt it was the only one), and had to put an end to that. So, other than keeping my ducks locked up for the rest of eternity, is there any way to teach them NOT to go over there? We do have a fence but there's a giant section missing so that my dad can get his equipment into their pasture (tillers, tractors, etc to help the neighbors out). Dad's not gonna patch that up...so they will continue to have access to the neighbor's yard. Should I keep them locked up for a certain amount of time and feed them really well so maybe they will stick around? They do hang out here a lot (also making masterpieces of our concrete and porch) of course. I'm sure they'll stop feeding the birds now, which should give the ducks no reason to return. Would it help if they chase them off everytime they come near?