my oldest ducklings are now outside full time and my 2 snowy mallards are still inside and my dogs are gated to the back of the house so they dont interact with the ducks. when I was letting the dogs outside to go potty my golden retriever mix bolted and got a hold of one of my snowy mallards There was no hope of saving it. Now the other is so very lonely. I have been letting it follow me around the house (dogs are locked in the back of the house) some but we have laminate floors and its hard for it to get around on so I have been limiting it out of brooder time to the kitchen floor which is textured fiber floor. I am thinking about getting ducky shoes and a diaper for it so that it can come with me in the living room and office.