Typical story just looking for advice. I have 14 female Runner ducks, 1 female Mallard and 2 Pekins (1 male and 1 female). I thought I lost one of the Runners 3 weeks ago but, lo and behold, she reappeared yesterday with 2 ducklings. My ducks all go in a hut at night for protection, so I put her and her 2 ducklings in a separate space and still have them in it today. I am in a debate about the best way to let her raise them, yet protect all of the from snapping turtles and other predators. I would appreciate advice from anyone who has gone through this. I assume these are Runner/Pekin crossbreeds!