I don't have any ducks (yet) as I'm doing all my research and planning at the moment. Leaning toward Welsh Harlequins and/or Cayugas. But I have a lake directly across the street from my home that I have access to. I'm wondering if, when they're old enough and know the ropes of my my home/yard and know and love me, can I let them freely swim in the lake (with my supervision of course)? It's a good sized lake that wraps around the back of some houses so I really wouldn't be able to "herd" them back if I needed to - no boat either. ... I feel like I'm answering my own question, but I'd like to hear some advise from ducks owners. I guess, like, If I called them in, would they follow me home? lol... Thanks!!