Is that a pond over there?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Joe King, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Joe King

    Joe King New Egg

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    We love our chickens.
    We need to get some ducks but there is a 1 acre pond 200yrds away in plain view.
    How could I ensure that we don't buy some ducks and they just walk for a swim and fly away or never come back. The pond is my neighbors and they don't mind if we have ducks in there
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all breeds can fly. If you go with a medium or heavy breed you shouldn't have a problem with them flying off. Not coming off the pond might be a different problem. You'd defiantly have to teach them where home is, so you'd have to keep them fenced in your yard for a few weeks. I can't give any advise beyond that as I've never had to try to get ducks off a pond.
     

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