I am not sure where the duck family (that was hatched under my neighbors porch in August) that has visited my yard regularly over the Summer will go for the winter, and am wondering if there is something that I can do to create a safe place for them to shelter in if they should choose to.
These are very domestic looking ducks that don't fly and don't migrate like the mallards- most of which seem to have left already.
My neighbor says the ducks usually stop visiting in the winter, and then only show up every now and then until Spring when they come regularly again. She says she has seen them on other parts of the lake last winter, when she has gone looking for them. (nice to have a neighbor as ducky as me!)
I'm wondering if I were to put a dog house, or pen of some sort, whether they might find it to be a safe place to go.