after i let the ducks out to forage this morning i closed the shed door so they couldn't get back in and then i opened the safe to see if harpo and ducklings would come out (i tried this yesterday but they weren't ready). harpo came out and had a good wing flap and a stretch and the ducklings followed soon after. they did a brief exploration of the shed and came out maybe a foot or so into the enclosed run attached to the shed before heading back to their safe. in time harpo will get more comfortable leading her little ones away from the nest and the ducklings will get braver and more curious as they grow. it's a big world for little ducks.