I have a Khaki Campbell duck that I *think* is going broody. She's made a little nest under a bush in the front yard, and laid one egg in it a few weeks ago. Since then she had been setting on that egg just sporadically, and still going back into the duck house with the others each night. Then a few days ago she's been holding back her daily egg, and instead of laying it in the duck house with the others she's been laying it in that nest in the front yard. I am not sure if she knows what she's doing. She spends a lot of time in that nest, but goes back to the duck house at night. Last night she remained on the nest, but we were worried that she wouldn't be safe from predators, so we brought her & her 2 eggs back to the duck house. She didn't set on them there, but hurried back to the nest in the morning. I returned the eggs to her in the nest, she again spent time there during the day, but went back with her family to the duck house at night. I've set a lot of broody hens before, but never a broody duck. Can I treat her the same as a broody hen? Move her & her eggs to a safe enclosed area after dark, once she seems ready to begin her set? Do they keep the same habits as broody hens, getting off the nest only once a day to eat/drink/make a big poop? Should I keep her confined in order to keep other hens away from her nest, or give her liberty to do her own duck business during the day? Do Khakis make good setters & mothers? Or should I just try to discourage her from this idea? I have a bantam hen who just hatched out 4 ducklings, so I really don't need a duck to incubate eggs, but I'd like to give her the opportunity. Just as long as I can keep her safe & content.