So Pepper's been here for almost two weeks! she's been locked up in the pen with Toby since January 1st (WOW! time flies! and so does pepper ) When she escaped from the garage via her wings on December 31st, she decided to take a little trip down the street. into the woods. THROUGH the woods and under a nice little pine tree. I followed her tracks all the way through the snow (even though my dad said it was too dangerous...swamp land...i did anyways) the whole time i was crying thinking i would never find her again, butt I DID! and i herded her out of the woods into the yard of the apartment buildings across the street, through the woods separating the two streets, across the street and back into my yard. PHEW! it was a lot of work. but then she hits my yard, starts running and flapping her wings and flies back into the air, back across the street and into the swamp woods again. *sigh* AND toby followed her that time, his little butt running as fast as he could. PEPPER!!! my dad came out and we went looking through the swamp again, found them, herded them back to the street and Toby started trying to bring Pepper home, buttt Pepper ran to the far end of the pond and Toby of course followed her under some thicket on the ice. They stayed there that night and came out in the morning and swam some. Toby being the fatty that he is, came running when i shook his food bowl, and Pepper followed him right into the pen! the door was latched closed behind them , and they have not come out. I've gone in to feed them, give them water and more bedding, but the door closes behind me. No duckies allowed outside! i would really like to give them some nice swimming time though. Im not sure if Pepper will fly away, I was going to clip her wings, but i was afraid I'd do it wrong. She's a cayuga so she just has to gain some weight before she can no longer fly. Her and Toby are in ducky love, and she follows him in and out of the house. in and out. in a out. in and out. She follows him to whatever water bucket he feels like using, and if she gets a little scared and runs back into the house, Toby follows her and leads her back out. Since Toby's big and fat and can't fly and she's settled in some, do you think she will try and fly away again? I don't wanna end up losing her. thanks!