I just about had a come-apart. I went out into the yard looking at my chickie & ducks, counting them as I do habitually OCD anyone???) and came up short one duck. I spent the last hour scouring the yard, looking for a place she might have gotten out, a puff of feathers or a hiding duck. They never hide, but maybe she was sick or hurt or lying in a ditch somewhere.......ya know, like you worry about your kids. I got DH out there, he could not find anything. I released the dogs into the yard but they didn't alert to anything. finally found her under a tree in the shadows. Maybe she has gone broody and is hiding her nest. I don't know if I should check under her, or move her nest to the pen for protection. If she has gone broody, can I maybe slip some more eggs under her? she is pretty protected under the saplings, but I worry.