For those who don't know, I have a Mallard that I found as a day-old-ish duckling, so I don't know if their behavior is different from domestic ducks. Pyrrhos has been hiding under the shed, and she only appears at random intervals throughout the day. Yesterday was the first time we "lost" her, and found her again coming from beneath the shed. Today, she was missing from breakfast, and suddenly appeared a few hours later. Now, she's missing again. We have looked under the shed and can't see her, but I think (if she's really under there and not gone) she found a little nook to hide in. Both dogs seem particularly interested in a certain corner, which happens to be a corner that's difficult to see under, so it is entirely possible that she's there and hiding really well. She started laying eggs a couple weeks ago, and was giving us one egg about every 3 days. So, is this normal broody hen behavior?