Our Indian runner hen decided to become broody while we were on vacation. We came home to find her sitting on 15 eggs. Yesterday I went to check on her (her nest is inside a house my husband built for them), and I found a tiny, wet, cold duckling, who had apparently been ejected from the nest. Our drake was in the duck house too, and I wouldn't have let him spend the night there if I had known they were pipping...I think he was the culprit. Fortunately we were able to save the baby, and I took the next one that hatched so they could snuggle together. I could probably reintroduce them to mom, but I luurrrvve them. New babies keep hatching, I'm not sure how many we have now because she's keeping them nice and safe under her wings. But it's about to get really cold here...in the 20's overnight this weekend. I know she can keep them warm with her body, but don't they need to come out to eat and drink sometimes? I have a heat bulb in a fixture inside the duck house, but it's not warm enough for babies. Should I leave them be, or maybe try to move everyone someplace warmer?