I've been searching the forum for previous posts on this, but didn't find any, so please excuse me if this is a repeat!! What happens to a mother duck when you take away her newly hatched ducklings? Does she just resume normal activity? I'm new to ducks, have 3 hens sitting on three nests mashed together, and there is a drake that I can sort of separate from them, but haven't had to yet as he is very mild. The broody buff ducks just hatched out 10 ducklings today, and they are still sitting on many more. (I hatched a dozen ducklings in a hovabator last month, and they are happily growing in their brooder.) It seems like it will be easier to just remove the ducklings, and safer for the ducklings, too. Just curious about the response of the hens, if anyone has done this before.