Oreo(Momma duck) must be cycling or something but Ming-Ming is really getting territorial and MEAN again, no one can get on or walk on our deck without him going after that person or animal and when he nips he won't let go. He even had the balls to grab hold or try to, but nipped her pretty good, my Great Danes nose!! My Great Dane tolerates everything, she jumped back and was shocked and even scared of a duck! LOL, a 120lb dog scared of a duck! My cats won't even come on the deck, or go out when he's by the slider. So, once again I'm going to have to move them. I might as well just either keep them inside, or keep them orginally where they always were under the trampoline. However, again as I keep mentioning my girl seems to be weaker in her good leg. Even my 12yr old son has noticed, ever since her egg laying she has gotten weaker on that leg, and I really can't tell for sure if that good foot has shrunk any and that is why. But if anything, they'll stay out during the day, and I'll just bring them in at night in a seperate caged in area next to the ducklings so at least when spring comes they will know and be familuar with the ducklings so that I can have them all together. PLUS....Ming-Ming is climbing on her and trying to mate with her every chance he gets, in/out of the water, outside, in the house, anywhere! I just hope he's shooting blanks, but even if she does end up laying I will take the eggs every day. Oh Joy, can't wait to see how mean 3 drakes are in the spring! Because the 2 boys will be fully mature then! Also, is treated wood safe for shelter? My dh doesn't think so he's afraid of them pecking the wood and ingesting it and killing them. But I will be getting bales of hay to put around their tramp. But we'll do the full wooden shelter in the spring.