You know, it seems like when you talk about aggressive fowl it's always a male that's due for the stock pot. As he should be. But how do you determine stock or restock with a female. My scovie drake died this spring but not before he covered the three females. Two of the three have been good brooders and decent mothers, one has been AWFUL. Her first brood she lost interest in like 4 weeks in (after they hatched - she abandoned the 4 week old 'lings). Now she's just a NASTY duck. She went broody again so I got some fertile eggs for her to hatch and I don't know what happened there. Seems like she pitched out some eggs that weren't hers and just got jostled and such so the 14 eggs I got only hatched one. After that hatched (I brought it inside because I couldn't trust she wouldn't lose interest) she has just been wandering around the yard trying to forcefully adopt whatever young thing is around. She's run other birds off nests, run anything nearby away from the one hatched Indian Runner and the 4 adoptees. Basically she's hindering other ducks sitting on nests nearby (and by near I mean like within 35 feet) and being nasty to ducklings that aren't hers (Even though none of the ducks she's adopted are hers!). She's a menace. BUT! She's been the most broody duck I have. But she's dorking up the broodiness of the others and screwing up intros of bought hatchlings. I know you don't want to breed a nasty roo or drake. Is this something I should cull in a female? In some ways she seems awesome, in others it seems like she's screwing up everyone else's incubation. Or is she just being like this because my poor drake died and she's assuming the role?