I am new to raising Muscovy's and have a question. I was given 2 drakes and 2 hens this summer that I keep on a 10 acre community pond in my backyard. 1 hen laid eggs in my neighbors yard and on September 3rd, we had 7 ducklings hatch. After 2 days, I removed the ducklings from the hen/nest and have been raising them in my house. I have since moved them outside to a predator proof pen until they reach 3 months and I can release them. When I moved them outside, the mother hen has not paid them any attention, while the other 3 go by the pen to view them. The mother hen, now doesn't roam the pond with the other 3 adult ducks, she just spends the day at the bottom of my yard at the pond alone, except when the other 3 return to my yard. I am concerned that she is depressed because I removed her ducklings. Is there anything I should do for her, or just wait and see what happens when I release the ducklings? My plan is to keep a drake and 2 hens and give a drake and 3 hens to the family that gave me the original 4 ducks. Thanks in advance.