Francine, is a yr old and she disappeared on us over a week ago. One minute she was there in the garden with me and then poof like she walked through some kinda door to another dimension she was gone. I searched our place for days looking for any signs of her and the rest of the flock acted like it was no big deal. Eventually I found her and what appears to be a nest full of eggs. If I get too close she hisses and snaps at me!! She won't leave the nest so I have built a pen around her to keep her safe at night with food and water. Since runners don't typically go all broody, has anyone else experienced this with theirs and what was the outcome? I think adding a few more ducks to our flock would be great, but I'm more concerned about Francine's well being. Also, since Francine is off doing her thing that has left Dottie, her sister by herself "tagging" along with my fawn and white ducks. The males keep teaming up on her and she hasn't laid an egg since Francine went broody. I have tried to keep the males separate from females by keeping them in the pen, but then the two girls just sit by the males pen and chitty chat with them all day. The minute I open the pen those boys chase down my blue girl again!! They have mated the feathers right off her back and completely leave the fawn and white female alone.