OK. I need suggestions about what to do. The situation is that my 20 month old female Saxony, Joey, is now single and grieving after her two male Saxony companions she was raised with were killed last week. We're trying to decide what to do. The options we've thought of are 1) Try to incubate the eggs she continues to lay and the ones she laid just prior to them dying and see if we can get ducklings from our boys. They were great ducks - handsome, chatty, willing to be picked up (though not loving it). That will take a month - assuming the eggs are fertile. 2) Get day olds from Metzers. They have Rouens and Runners available 2/8. 3) Wait until there is an available grown up duck who needs adoption. Our concerns are that Joey is skittish despite being hatched and raised with us. We really, really, really want a duck who tolerates being held. Is being skittish her temperment and genetically loaded - I mean will her offspring be skittish too? If we get two ducklings and have her spend a lot of time with them is it likely that she'll bond with them? Will they learn to be skittish from her? And how long will she be OK being by herself? I've been trying to find someone who can take her for a bit so she won't be lonely without a duck - but no luck yet. And are Runners friendly ducks? Would they get along with a Saxony girl? Would they be chatty and participate in unloading the gorceries, weeding in the garden? That's what me miss most about the boys - they were just so present all the time. You always knew they were there and they wanted to talk and hang out.