Hi Thanks for looking at my question- hope you can help. We recently bought 3 female Muscovy ducks to roam around the garden. We've had them for about 2.5 monthes now and they've been laying a lot. The littlest one has laid 2 clutches in hidey-holes round the garden (which we removed because I knew they wouldn't hatch)- and seems okay mentally despite the loss. I placed 2 nesting boxes (the 20 liter buckets) next to their pond and now one duck (not the little one) has been almost solidly living in the buckets for 2 weeks. She is not on eggs but hisses when we come near and only leaves once or twice a day. We're getting worried that she'll never come out or roam the garden with her flock-mates- is this unusual behavior - is she trying to lay eggs? Should I remove the boxes? Thanks so much- if anyone has any input at all please let me know. Still new to poultry and may be missing something obvious.