I've tried and tried to google (and searched through here) the mess out of urban, backyard, etc. ducks. I've gathered that they WILL fly away (unless you have runners), even with clipped wings they can get pretty far, and that they don't need a huge swimming area. Apparently, they are quite messy, though. What else does one need to know about ducks before diving in? I have 3 chicks and I plan to go to tractor supply on chick day. Before I go, I want to know whether I'm making a DUMB decision to bring a duckling home or not. Thanks!