- Apr 23, 2013
I have a happy mixed flock of several hens and five runner ducks. The ducks, who are one-year old, are three females and two males. My female, Eleanor, began setting a week ago, so I have been scouring this forum for information. Finally saw her off the nest yesterday so quickly checked the nest and candled the eggs. There are 13 eggs and all seem to show appropriate development. As you can see from this picture, she is very protective of her nest and was even growling at me as I took this picture. So for now, I'm just going to leave everyone alone...The rest of the flock is steering clear of her too. My question is whether I should segregate her from the rest of the flock when the ducklings hatch? It sure would be easier if they could all stay together!