Hello everyone, I recently moved into a new townhouse with a beautiful pond out back. I have quite a few muskovy ducks, as well as some mallard and also some that are a mixture of the two species. My wife and I love animals and we feed the ducks that live in the pond. I will go ahead and put this out there right now, but my knowledge of ducks is very limited as far as terminology and their behaviors, so please bare with me. Over the past few months since we moved in a few of the female muskovy ducks have had babies. My wife loves feeding them and seeing them swim around with the mother. The issue, and main reason I joined this forum is to find out if there are any answers as to why these ducklings go missing or die. We have literally found a duckling on our patio that could not walk or see! We felt so bad that it would not make it in the wild that we created a habitat in a box for it to try and nurture it back to health. We fed it and gave it water and a little swimming hole, and eventually the duck went back to normal. After reuniting the duckling with its very concerned mother, the duckling developed the same issues and we found it on our patio dead one evening. There are also ducklings that just go missing, and I assume are dying! There has been three mothers with different litters of babies and none of the babies have survived. There has been an average 13-15 ducklings per litter. I am looking for ways to resolve this issue and to help keep the ducklings alive! Any help is greatly appreciated! Also, if I missed a bit of information please ask, as I may not have been very thorough describing the living situation they are in. Thanks in advance!