I'm very familiar w/ broody hens and separating them from others and care and protection for hen and chicks. I'm new to ducks except for an orphaned wood duck that we raised w/some chicks We have 2 female and a male in a barn (separate from the chickens) with about 8 bales of straw; they have a run outside. One female has been on 7 eggs 3 1/2 weeks. I have a home-made candler--looks like at least some are developing. The nest is about a foot off the floor, a nice indentation in a straw bale. Do I need to worry about the other female and the male when ducklings hatch? Any other things I should know. right now I'm out of town caring for my dad who is sick. My husband is in charge of the flock so I want to give him some directions.