So we have some awesome hunting cats on the farm, but unfortunately they have taken notice to our new baby duckling that hatched today - It is a muskovy duck. The mother created her nest against the foundation of the house and now they seem to be hatching! The mother walked off the nest with her stumbling baby in tow. We scooped it up and is now placed in a cozy bin with a heat lamp. Problem is - did we do the right thing? The mother has since gone back to her nest but seems to be quite agitated. We were fearful and pretty confident our cats would have hunted it down. Do we continue taking the babies away? Or do we give the duckling back to the mother and hope that it and the other future duckling stay safe?