we recently let our silkie chicken and our 2 ducks each set on a nest of eggs each(just to be fair- since it's their first hatch), one of the ducks stole the silkies eggs away from her and set on them till they hatched and we brought them inside and put them in a brooder to be safe.Later they'll go back with the other chickens. Problem is - we have 4 ducks now 2 male 2 female, each in seperate pens cause the males were fighting viciously with each other. One of the ducks now has 4 babies with 4 more eggs to go and the other is also hatching about 8 I think.It appears all their eggs are going to survive my question is will these new young ducks start fighting when they get older? It's really too late to take the eggs away from them, plus I just wouldn't feel good about it. I have plenty of space for them to all stretch out.However do you think they can all live in harmony in a community pen (just the ducks no chickens)? Or will I have to seperate all these new baby ducks into pairs and seperate pens.Some people say since their wings aren't clipped we can let them roam loose but, we're afraid of predators and spread of disease not to mention them swimming in the neighbors pool some what down the road.Don't think that would go over to well! Also I was wondering about a swimming area for them all.I never realized just how many eggs ducks actually hatch at once.Currently we use lg kiddy swimming pools for each pair and empty and refill them daily so they have clean water.Would digging a large pond work better now with all these little ones? Or will it be too hard to keep clean? Anyone have alot of ducks? How do you manage them and their ponds?Anyone have any experience with man made duck ponds? How well do they work? Upkeep? Sorry full of question this site is great for getting info. thanks!