I've got a broody muscovy 2 weeks from hatch day and I'm planning to take the ducklings and put them in a brooder. She hatched some last year and is a great mum (aggressive, though) but in order to keep them safe from rats and buzzards I had to keep them in a shed. Mum duck lost weight and looked awful by the time they left her at 5 weeks. She had room to move around and it was light and airy but certainly not free range like she's used to. Just want your thoughts on taking the ducklings away when they hatch. Is it unfair?