Ducky was the only duck that hatched, my ducks had just started laying again and I didn't want her to be lonely all her hatchmates were chicks and she got too big for the inside brooder so I tried to put her in the outside one but she was miserable without the chicks she hatched with.so about an hour after I moved her out I brought her buddies out too and she was so happy she peeped at them and they all gathered around her and she was laying her head on them like they were cuddling. I guess she's the leader of the group , because they all follow her around.
Ducky is the mom and the leader. I would keep her with the chicks if that's where she is going to be happy. She bonded with them and they to her and that is so sweet.