I have a Muscovy hen setting on a nest on my porch, under bathroom window. I'm a Newbie at all this, I just helped her when she got attacked by an unknown animal. I fed her and gave her water, because she had an injured wing & leg. After all this, she decides to lay and set a nest on my porch! Now that the eggs are about ten days away from hatching, I'm having problems with raccoons wanting to eat on the porch as well..which makes me and the hen very nervous.I'm afraid the raccoons Will attack her and the eggs or chicks once hatched. I don't want to fench in anything. What can I do?? Someone suggested mothballs, but I think that would hurt the duck as well. Please help ....anyone in the group.