Firstly, wow...so easy to join BYC, thanks so much for months of information and knowledge gained ! Hi, I'm Keith, I decided to scour the interweb for as much information as possible on ducks for my garden, and came across this site many times. So many in fact that I had to be a member ! I finally decided to take the plunge and source some adult ducks locally (which wasn't easy) but ended up being really lucky. I got to work immediately, making a larger second pond for my ducks that could easily be fenced off in order to keep them safe at night. During the day, they will have full roam of the garden and access to both ponds. My first pond is (soon to be was) a wildlife pond, home to many newts and jersey crapaud toads. I have managed to obtain two female runners (one white, one apricot) and a drake (chocolate i think) from the same breeder who is no longer wanted/required. As luck would have it, he happens to be two times island show champion but has been superseded by a younger drake. This duck I am yet to meet, but already feel he would have a better home here where he can be loved and pampered. I'll try and upload their new home if I can figure it out. The 'adoption' takes place on Wednesday evening, and my daughter is very excited indeed. I thank you all in advance for help with my stupid questions in the near future. Best wishes.