Hello all, new member but have been reading as many threads as I can. I'm in central Florida and a couple weeks ago picked up my first ducks, 5 muscovy ducks and a drake. I bought the ducks for meat production and to help control the fly population around the rabbits. The ducks are young adults and get to free range 3 fenced acres and have a secure 300 sf locked pen to sleep in at night. I love the fact they actually put themselves to bed and I have yet to have to herd them in to the pen.it gets toward dusk they head for the pen by themselves. So far I love them, they sure are home bodies though as they still have not ventured more than 300 feet from the pen. One of the ducks already has a nest of 9 eggs, still laying an egg every day or two days......and that brings me to the first question. I have 4 nest houses for them in their duck house made from a quartered barrel but I just built those and before I could one duck decided my shop was a good spot for a nest. It is fine and I close the door at night to protect the eggs......I am assuming I can't move this nest right? The other question I have is if and when she turns broody and if the eggs hatch is it best to remove the ducklings and brood them in a heated box or will they be ok and safe staying with the duck and the other ducks? We do have a very healthy hawk population here.