Is it normal for a drake to help set on a clutch? Last year both the duck and drake took turns, but ultimately she ended up with the majority of the work. This time around she's being a little fickle and often gets off the nest. He rushes right in, carefully turns the eggs, tucks them in and will set on them for a couple days at a time. Her daughter also takes turns but the drake kicks her off the nest so he can take over. Is this normal??