I am interested in ducks. I don't know all the details about care and how easy or difficult it is to take care of them. Please give any and all input so I can understand this animal better before purchasing them!! we have a pond that they can stay on, but until they are big enough to fly and swim we would have to keep them protected right? the house is between 50-100 yards away from the pond. would they sleep at the house and then travel to the pond in the day as adults? some other questions: can I train them to stay somewhere at night and allow them to free range in the day like chickens? will they fly away in the winter? If so, how do I keep them around? what do you feed ducks? will they tear up a garden? is there any success with floating duck house? Thank you for your help!!!