Hey I’m new to this posting thing but here it goes; So I have a total of 10 birdies; 2 Australorps, 6 Americaunas, 1 runner duck and 1 rooster. I recently lost another runner duck(both females) to hawk, and have lost a chicken also to a hawk. I have recently secured their run and been keeping a close eye on them to make sure they are safe. No other loses so far . A week ago I purchased 4 ducklings (Pekin and Rueons) not sure about the sex yet but I’m being optimistic that they can get along happily to keep the other runner duck happy, eventually. I’m aware of the time it takes to introduce new birds to a flock and keeping them segregated but together for a time to insure they are ok. My question is can one duck raise these ducklings? Will it help to seperate her from the other hens and rooster that she’s use to, to be around these ducklings? Or should I just introduce them slowly like I’d planned on. I know she has been lonely since her friend has gotten attacked by the hawk. But has seemed to adapt also. She is laying now and it is spring time so I don’t even know if that has anything to do with their instincts. Any advice will help! Thanks for reading!