Q is a year old. She turned one on July 1. She is laying, has been for several months now. I take the eggs and pitch them as she lays, as she has not shown interest in them. The last two eggs, she laid in her bed during the night/early morning and I've found her sitting on them in the morning so I've allowed her to keep them. Her bed is downstairs, and she is upstairs with us all day. She doesn't seem to care that she leaves them, but then when she goes to bed at night, she sits on them all night. For the past 5 days or so, her voice and demeanor has changed.....she has been the poster child of pure, unimaginable EVIL INCARNATE. She puts her head to the ground, pops up her little headknob and chases my poor 10 year old. This is the same boy that she has always gotten along with, and he is now terrified of her. And rightfully so. Her bites leave deep bruises and she definitely means business. I wish y'all could see the look in her eye. If duck looks could kill, several of us would be pushin' up daisies. Q is a houseduck, and always has been. This change in behavior, I am REALLY hoping is hormonal, and temporary. Is this the behavior of a broody duck? Would it be best to continue removing her eggs, and will that lessen the aggression? She also has HUGE poops every morning. I assume this is because she is not pooping in her 'nest' and saving it up til she gets out of bed. Not really relevant to the situation, but worth mentioning, cuz it's pretty nasty.