We just lost our adult male runner to a racoon yesterday afternoon. :( I just have the one adult female, and she's upset and lonely having just lost her mate. I can hear her crying for him and it's heartbreaking. I have a dozen 3 week old runner ducklings (they're off heat during the day and outside during the day, but i've been giving them a lamp when i lock them up at night. I was thinking about introducing her to them, for the companionship. Is that a good idea, or should i try to find a new mate for her?
It can be tricky introducing an adult to ducklings they can injure or kill them. I'd try and set up a way that they can live side by side for a while till the ducklings get larger, that way she'll have company but the ducklings will be safe. I like the plastic fencing from Lowes that looks like chicken wire or just use chicken wire for partition. Main thing is that they can see but not touch till ducklings are larger.
I am so sorry for your loss, just know that Raccoon will be back so keep the rest very safe.