I have two young ducks as well as an older male. My young male mallard and my female Buff orpington Have been caught mating. Any advice to when the eggs will come, what to do when they come, or how to separate them when she lays them? The 3 ducks share a pen with 2 young goats who walk over everything and I dont want them stepping on he eggs. When she lays I would Like to move her, her nest, and her eggs into one of my large pens that stands off the ground. Should I do that or : Build a pen around her and her nest using rat wire, that way she can set in peace but stay out. Id prefer to put her in the pen, so there is no option or ants or snakes getting to her. All advice appriciated!