Long story short...my son brought home an orphaned mallard. Please don't tell me that it is illegal, etc...the bottom line is that he brought it home, we sheltered it and gave it food, and it ate and grew, and now we have a responsibility to it. Obviously it was lonely and we put it in the coop with our lone D'uccle. Turns out they became friends and now, when the hen climbs the STEEP ramp to go perch at night, the duckling cries and cries. I have been hesitant to put him in the coop because I'm afraid he will come barrelling out of there in the morning and injure himself. Ducks don't strike me as the type to climb a ramp. We have been letting him go under the shelter of the coop at night, but I know he is scared and lonely. Can he learn to use the ramp? His legs are so much different than the chicken (short and stubby...not efficient for walking!!) Any suggestions? Appreciate it!