Hi, Mumma duck has decided to have a break from the littlies but at Night??? she is sitting 2 feet away from them and they are all huddled in their shelter cheeping because they want her to keep them warm . we have just come into spring. The night is overcast with cloud cover and it is very mild with the first rain for 3 weeks expected tonite. This is the first time she has left them to huddle up without her. Has anyone seen this, i expect it must be normal? Im tempted to grab some long extension cords and plug in a red globe, but that will stress everyone out, the duck will attack me and they will all be unsettled. Any thoughts on this! has anyone used a brooder lamp for added warmth when a mumma duck is 1/2 present? perhaps she would like it also. but as I said i dont wish to do this unless really necessary, otherwise ill hook it up in the morning when I can see without a torch! Its also a full moon here, perhaps she is on a moon high!