This will be hard to tell in a nutshell, but I'll try: We lost two of our three pet ducks to predators recently. Our survivor is now in the habit of spending the night in the chicken coop with the three chickens. During the day, she's free to wander our urban backyard, but she wants me there all the time! The morning routine consists of unlocking the coop, four birds spilling down the ramp, chickens head for food and water, duck heads for the pen gate, I follow duck to the pre-formed pond and stay there until she's finished bathing and grooming, then it's time for a nibble of chow pellets, and finally it's time to hunt for bugs and spiders. If I disrupt this pattern and go inside the duck will give her loud, "WHERE THE HECK ARE YOU?!" call. She'll even come to the back door looking for me. I figure she wants me to stand by during this routine because she needs a lookout so she can busy herself with other duckish activities. I didn't realize ducks were such social birds. We can't get any new ducks until next spring...will I suffice as part-time company for her? With winter coming, I'm tempted to bring her inside as a house duck where she can be with me all the time. Thoughts??