Daisy Duck is ours by accident. Just to recap the neighbor two houses down had her and moved away leaving her. Supposedly the new people moving into that house had agreed to take care of Daisy but I'm doubtful. They've been moved in for a whole week now and have yet to so much as inquire about her. So Daisy lives here, I figure she's ours now like it or not and I'm not just going to hand her off. I've spoken to my two next door neighbors who have both been trying to feed Daisy and made it clear that there is no need. It is safer and healthier for her if she just eats the food we're providing since it is meant for Ducks and chickens. They have been trying to load her up on popcorn and bread and cheerios. She pretty much free ranges in our privacy fenced backyard or hangs out by our fish pond in our front yard very rarely venturing to the edge of our yard. As soon as we finish our chicken coop and get our tax refund in the bank we're thinking Daisy needs a pen and maybe a friend if I can swing that one by husband. She has made a nest in the flower bed next to the pond and that is where she's been laying eggs. So anyway I hear her quacking this morning and she's quacking at the neighbors who are trying to talk to her, she's sitting next to her pond. I freshened up her food and water bowl gave her a little pet and went back inside. Through the open Window I hear this guy who I don't know but I guess is a friend of the neighbor's asking why nobody has bother to catch her and take her to the park where she can live around the little ponds there. My neighbors tells him that is exactly what they should do b/c she doesn't belong to anyone and roams the neighborhood (untrue on both counts). She used to roam the neighborhood it's true but has confined herself to our yard or we confine her. Anyway this guy says he got a net in the truck and he can just grab her now and take her. I called to my husband who's in the backyard building the chicken coop to help and he went and picker her up and brought her into our backyard. Now I'm annoyed that I've spend $$$ on feed, since our chickens can't eat what she needs right now we have to buy a whole different bag, and I've built a little make shift pen where my veggie garden is supposed to go for her in the back and they are talking about just taking her. I hate to remove her ability to play in our pond but I guess I will have to if I can't trust that she'll be there in an hour or two when I come back. It certainly makes me think twice about getting a second duck until it's clear that Daisy is ours. I hate to pen her up in the garden, she doesn't like it. Will she get used to it? If we get a friend will she tolerate confinement better? She's been able to just go where she pleased for so long she doesn't appreciate just staying in the garden. Been thinking about putting a little decorative fence around the pond and the area to the side for her for daytime use which would keep her in one spot but she would still be able to forage in the grass. We bring her into the garage at night to keep her safe. Maybe I should just find her a home with a more experienced duck family who doesn't have to worry about annoying neighbors. Ok sorry, this is a little rambly and lacks a whole point it just upset me I guess that our neighbor seems to think Daisy doesn't belong to anyone now and wants to take it upon herself to remove her.