About two months ago I got 2 ducks:
1. crested, all white, over a foot tall when walking
2. buff orpington, white-headed with brown back much shorter than the crested one
Previous owner did not have a pen for these two, and they were always in a pond. Sleeping there at night and most of the time during the day. So, they were kind of wildish.
When I got them, I moved my older pullable chicken coop to my pond and for about week or so was catching these ducks every night and putting them into this pen. Eventually, they figured out there is food at night, and now they are running to the pen after I visit it - they still fairly unapproachable.
At this point we decided to buy 6 peking ducklings - about 6-8 weeks old - the owner wasn't sure.
These were the opposite. They were not accustomed to water/pond, and were trying to roam in an adjacent field. I had to chase them to the pond. Once in the pond, they were fine, enjoying it.
When we placed all of these ducks and ducklings into the same pen, they were sitting at the opposite corners, and even had a small fight. Now my buff does not allow them to enter the pond. As soon as they enter the pond, buff bites them, chases them out, and then chases them around the pen 2-3 circles.
How do I turn them into one happy family of ducks?
I have no clue about their sexes. Buff and crested are always together, but no eggs...
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.