My girl has a nest now, she just had a not very successful hatch of her nine and her sisters 5 (sister was eaten by a predator) we had only two survivors and lost one of those. She has a clutch of 23 as of yesterday and hasn't left nest today so I'm thinking she is done. Her lil duckling stays by here side and sits with her most of the day. I coax him/her out as often as possible for excerise ect. Duckling is just about 7 weeks. My questions: Is 23 a large clutch and is it normal to have her little one with her or should I discourage that? Doesn't seem to be any problems thus far.