My husband brought home two baby mallard ducks to our pond this year. One died the first night we had them. The other stayed around for a long while. We finally had to find it a bigger pond with other ducks, because she kept flying onto our neighbors roof. I was afraid she would land in the road one day. It was an interesting expierence raising a duck but i would not do it again. Only because i was afraid that come winter she wouldn't fly away.