I have 5 adult Muscovys (3 Hens and 2 Drakes), and they are laying eggs, however they "critters" are always getting them right before they hatch. I've decided that this year I'm going to collect the eggs and hatch them myself. I have read and read and read on hatching and raising baby Muscovy's, but the one thing I can't find, is when can I let them loose on the pond? We don't have a barn or other area that they ducks stay in at night. We have floating docks in the middle of the pond that they sleep on at night, or they stay on the island in the pond as well. My main concern is whether or not the mature ducks will welcome the new one's or if they will attack them. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas of how to handle this?