2 ducks were broody, and had sat for 5 weeks. on saturday, both ducks emerged from under our low shed (we couldn't ever see the nest) with 5 babies! We were thrilled. Anyway, I moved the whole family into the spare coop, to keep them safe. today (Tuesday) I went out to the shed, and on the ground about 5 feet away was a flat baby duck. dead. It must have hatched somehow since Saturday (I listened under the shed on sunday just in case) and tried to go find it's mama... and been killed by our other ducks, or just died. I feel so sad for that little duck, and however many other baby ducks that I might have killed by taking the mama ducks away.