On Saturday I put my ducks in the pond for the first time. They were hatched Nov 7th and do have feathers. I did not plan on leaving them out full time but they have left me no choice. They run from me and go into the middle of the pond and will not come out. I am worried; they are staying in the pond even when it is cold out. I have provided shelter but they refuse it. I had them inside and spent a lot of time feeding and caring for them but they want nothing to do with me . What should I do? Should I venture into the pond and try to catch them? Do you think they will be ok in the cold? The pond had a thin layer of ice over it this morning. The geese churn a spot in the pond to keep it from freezing and the ducks did the same thing last night. I know they are happier out there but I am terrified they are going to freeze. Here's a pic of them on the first day.