Would it cause extreme emotional distress for a house duck to be made to live with outdoor farm ducks? My outdoor mixed flock ducks only tolerate me for food and water. They came from a family raising them as farm ducks. On Friday, I got a Crested Swedish house duckling (4 weeks old today) from the friend of a friend who could not keep it. This duckling was raised to be a pet, slept in the last owner's bed, sat on her shoulder, went everywhere with her and followed her around the house. (The duckling is getting too big to sit on my shoulder now, to my relief and her dismay) Currently the duckling is living in a rubbermaid tote in my office. I take her outside to play in the grass, but the other ducks pick at her and chase her away from the feed and water. I tried putting her in a large wire dog crate lined with shavings in their pen with a pet taxi for a house, but she screamed her little head off the whole day she was in there, so I brought her back into the house that evening. Also, it is in the mid to high 60s at night and I thought that might be a little cool for a lone duckling at night. She doesn't want teddy bears or feather dusters, she wants people. She will happily sit in my grand daughter's doll carriage and let her wheel her all over the house for hours, or sit in my lap for as long as I will let her. I am working out making some diapers for her (they are rather expensive and she is so small) so she can roam the house with me as she is lonely in the office by herself when I am not able to be in there with her. So, will she suffer emotional distress if I make her live outside with the other ducks when she is older? Or should I let her remain a house duck? If she remains a house duck, how would I get her certified as a service animal or therapy animal? She loves to go everywhere, and I like having her with me. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but If I change the diapers, clean up the mess and she doesn't stink up the house, he will let her stay in. He said she can't possibly be any more work than the zoo we already have, both indoors and out.