We have been struggling with what to do to convince our crazy 6 ducks to leave the pond once it started to freeze over. It's been over a month now, and they only have a 3 ft diameter circle now that is open. They will not come to us (even though we've been feeding by hand all summer!!!), and will only go to the edge of the hole for food (we have to throw it out there). The reason this is urgent is that we are now having our first big snowfall, and after the 2 ft of snow comes, we are supposed to get below zero (twenty below overnight) by tomorrow. Yikes! The ice is not safe to walk on, and we only have a kayak, which is not the safest right now either. Any ideas out there? I'm worried they will die with the overnight temps so low. We have a cozy duck house across the yard all ready for them. Jerks.