There's nothing cuter and more rewarding than a mother raising her babies to adulthood. It's something that no one can disagree with. But, I was thinking of taking clutches this year so that my Muscovy hens will nest again. I'm only 20, starting school in the fall, and have been spending hundreds a month on my birds. I was hoping to offset the cost a bit by selling muscovy babies. Just how mean is it to take the babies from mom? I've never done it before, so I have no idea how long she'll pine for them. I was thinking if I take the first batch, and then part of the second, she'd still get to enjoy motherhood... Comments and opinions would be appreciated.