My ducklings lost their mama. random daytime fox attack.. a few weeks ago. The duckings are feathered, and stick together. recently, my lone gander has been really interested in them, which has made me nervous, in fact one time he seemed to want to sleep with them, so i let him in, and he was biting them... not injuring them, but i think it hurt... so anyway, they escaped from their duck run into the wide outdoors today, where my chickens and goose free-range... anyway, we've got a few inches of snow on the ground and the goose has been especially evil lately. So, the duckies started following the goose, like they used to follow their mama, and he was just letting them. Usually at night, the duckies go into their duck house, the goose goes into his goose house (with a little wrestling) and the hens perch up in the hen house. Tonight however, the goose led the duckies into the hen house, and curled up with them.... i decided to let them sleep together tonight, am i making a huge mistake? Am i going to have extra sleepy duckies and chickens tomorrow? BALD duckies? Is it possible that the nasty, scary goose is trying to be a mama duck?