Hello all, I'm new to this site, but I have been on it looking for info and reading the forums for a while now. Forgive me if this was ever covered, but, I was hoping for some advice. I got a duckling and a chick at the same time and raised them together as friends. They never bullied one another, in fact, the chicken was a little older than the duckling so I think maybe the duck saw her as a bit of a mom. But I can't be sure, all I know, is that the duck never wanted for any attention because she had the chicken. They ate, slept, and lived together with no issues at all. The chicken unexpectedly passed two days ago. Now my poor duck is alone. My duck is about 7 weeks old. I have her inside with me so she's not by herself outside. Should I get another chick? Maybe ducklings? It'll take a while for them to age up to her and be able to join her out side. I really am not sure what to do here, these are my first birds I've owned and this really threw a wrench in the gears. I'm really not looking for harsh criticism. I know there's mixed info regarding keeping these birds together, and maybe I was short-sighted to get just one duckling. I really don't know, but the chicken was my pet and I'm pretty heartbroken. When my chicken was taken away to be buried, my duck looked for her a long time, going back and forth from their coop to the pond. It was so sad, I couldn't bear to leave her outside so she's inside with me in a container, just to keep the mess to a minimum. She doesn't like it when I leave the room. I work from home, so, I have a unique situation where I can actually stick with her 24/7, but it is a bit trying and I'm unsure of how to resolve it. I feel like if I got another chicken it's sort of insulting to my human sensibilities, but maybe she'd enjoy having another chicken companion? Maybe another female duck like her? Maybe both? I honestly am unsure. Any helpful feedback is welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read this.