We inherited 3 chickens and a Peking duck from our neighbors who moved; they are all about 1-1.5 years old and laying. The duck is very nervous around people and quacks a LOT whenever you get near her (the chickens are oblivious - not overly friendly but love you when you have treats). Her previous owner chased her around a lot and I think had a love/hate relationship with her. Whatever he did to terrorize her, she does NOT like me getting close to her. We are trying to make her more comfortable around us by not terrorizing her, giving her space, demonstrating we are nice new people who will give her fresh treats and keep her water fresh and she can be a happy duck with us and not so paranoid and NOISY all the time. Except that I think she's going broody (I think that's what it is - being a first time bird owner). The last two days she just wants to sit in the nest box on top of her egg (and the chicken eggs). I want to collect the eggs, but don't want to terrorize her and ruin some of the work we've done to make her more calm and comfortable. She quacks at me aggressively from the nest box when I get close and will NOT move, not even when I put treats out to try to lure her out. Is this what's happening? Is she going broody? Any advice on how to keep her from being broody? Also, any advice on how to manage hostile ducks so that they become more calm? She quacks a LOT and LOUD when she feels we are threatening her space - so If we can get her to feel like we are not threatening her space, I feel like she won't quack as much. Of course if she's broody, she's even more protective of her space (and MY eggs!).