Howdy I've got an existing flock of 15 chickens (varies breeds/sizes/ages) and two ducks (one female Khaki Campbell and one female Muscovy). I recently acquired a male Cayuga from someone because "he wasn't good enough to breed with" and have been raising him inside (and oh my......the peeping!!! First important lesson, don't raise a duck alone! At least he & the dog are buddies now haha!) I've been taking him out to sit with the flock everyday - swims in the pond and just hanging around having a snack with the ladies. I'm not able to do three months inside - I've got Belgian D'Uccles on the way, so I'm hunting for tips and tricks to integrate him into the flock. Oh....and the noise..... My existing ducks are sort of interested, but I'm assuming my presence is skewing their behaviour a little. Also, my duckling (of course) gets a bit of separation anxiety, which is great (never raised a more mental bird!) So if you have any ideas, please feel free to send them my way. If I have to, at worst, I get him a friend, and move them to an area adjacent to the main scratch yard..... Open to suggestions thanks for reading & helping!!