I have 6 ducks, and they HATE the pond! We live in the country and have 5 acres of land with a nice size pond on it too. When they were younger I would take them out of the pen and bring them to the pond and they loved it! But as they got older they stopped going down there, now they don't at all. They are free range now. Now they are 6 months old. One time I took them down there and I just tossed one in the water just to see if he'd like it and he scrappy flew all the way to other side just so he wouldn't land in water! I'm wondering if maybe something scared them in or at the pond when they were younger... I don't know. I've never seen ducks who don't like ponds.