We have lived in our house on a quiet culdesac for 10 yrs. There is a small pond next to the house probably a few acres in size and we have never had a single wild duck in the pond during this time. We have our 10 beautiful little ducks 3 born at Thanksgiving so almost full plummage and the 7 babies born at Christmas. All of the ducks are now housed on the side of the house by the pond. I let the bigger ducks out during the day and the babies take over the 5x10 run. All come back in at night safely tucked away from predators (babies go into a large kennel inside the run with the bigger ducks). So in the past 3 weeks we have experienced a water fowl takeover of the pond! It started with a few female mallards. Now we have 6 female mallards there everyday all the time (the other 6 come in occasionally). There are also 3 smaller ducks (no idea what kind but the male is beautifully colored - female is brown but much smaller than the mallard) they are there daily. Today there was a flock of 20 new ducks (no idea what kind they are longer necks, skinny, orange bill and striped color by their wings). I am not sure what is causing all the wild duck hanging out - it is really neat to see all these different breeds. Should I be worried about the wild ducks with my domesticated too lazy to fly ducks? I usually just watch them quietly and try not to scare them off. They are getting closer to us each week but not close enough to share in the treats just yet! I cant seem to get any of my ducks to enjoy the pond yet they much prefer shoving their body in a small tupperware container acting as if they are in a lake cleaning themselves! It is hilarious when they actually act like they are diving into the water to get it over on the back of their wings! I could sit and watch and laugh all day long! I do frequently put out veggie treats but usually there isnt a morsel left after the 10 ducks go after all the treats.