https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/672182/a-wild-mallard-tried-to-join-my-flock My 5 week olds saw her this time. They were so curious about her. Walking towards her...not really chasing her off but more like they wanted to check her out? (last night the 8 week olds flat out chased her off) She got within less than 2 feet of my 5 week olds. She had the prettiest mallard face. The girl mallards sure are gorgeous. Anyway. What should I do? Should I chase her off too? Gosh I am such a softy. I tried to toss her some feed but she thought I was throwing stuff at her and flew off. She comes all by her little lonesome. And just to put it all in perspective- I still keep my ducks away from the pond and right next to the house- like literally. So she is coming in pretty close!