Two of my muscovies recently hatched their ducklings. My ducks are free-range 24/7. Do I need to worry about the drake, Big Earl, bothering the ducklings? So far, I haven't seen him messing with them. But, it has only been a few days. As far as I can tell, the mothers aren't even going in the house at night. They are staying out by the pond, under the picnic table. I just hate to think of caging the ducks, but not sure if I should or not....I have also read that I should take the ducklings from the mother, and pen them up. I was hoping to let the mothers raise the ducklings. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas !!