I raised 2 ducks and a chicken together last April...female and female. They bonded and loved the sapphire gem Tucker...a racoon got Tucker a month ago and just this morning another got my drake..Daffy. I also have 8 chickens...they have been outside together for months now and I do believe they enjoy eachother. My question is, as I've read waterfowl needs a mate...can I keep my female duck with the chickens or would that be cruel? I have an option to get an Indian runner duck or a call duck....what do you think?