What is wrong with these birds!! One of my pekin ducks has decided to start brooding. What am I going to do with her? These birds are not locked up, never have been. As far as I know, she's been setting about 3 days. That was the first day I noticed her 'missing'. Should I take them away when they hatch, or just move mama and babies to a pen somewhere? I should be able to do that, just put some wire around her when she is almost due, so I can catch her when the time comes. I would really rather not brood the ducklings myself, will she be okay with them if they can't get to the pond?