I know this is partially my fault, but we had 2 Pekin ducks that came with our property. We didn't know this right away, but we eventually figured it out from a neighbor. Apparently, the previous owners raised the ducks from babies and let them go in the pond, where they've been for a few years as a couple (1 male 1 female). We also have Rouen(sp) ducks, and there are about 8 of them left. One got knocked off by a preditor awhile ago. My husband starting clearing out the pond shortly after that... it was way to over grown on our property. Then I noticed I hadn't seen the Pekins in awhile? I don't know if they've ever left before (the house was vacant for 1 1/2 years before we bought it.). The neighbors said they've never noticed them leaving... they've been pretty self sufficent and all over the years. I'm just wondering if they'd come back? Would it be a good idea to get more next spring? I've really been thinking about more ducks... its quite a site to watch them in the yard and in the pond each day. If they do come back, and I don't know how they would react to new ducklings hanging around their area?! Anyways, I just need some ideas on how to convince hubby. He's still upgrading the chicken coop and would hate to have to create duck housing next!