We have a Mallard duck who has been sitting on eggs (mallard, Pekin, and chicken) I thought it was too late in the year, but we let her keep them and sit on them... She is mated (of their own choice) with a big male Pekin duck- so I assumed that those babies wouldnt be viable. ( we do have 1 male mallard, but she hates him and he has a 5 girl harem so he leaves her alone) I was wrong- the eggs are hatching!! one hatched about 4 days ago, but it died before it even dried off... But this morning we went out to feed her, and there were 3 ducklings!!! 1 looks like a mallard, but the other two look like pekins with brown sploches. and another is activly hatching! I NEED HELP!! Any suggestions would be helpful. #1 We have 25 Free range chickens, 6 other mallards, and 3 pekins- Are any of these birds a Danger to the babies? #2 Mamma and babies are under a rubbermaid tote (because she laid eggs in the middle of a flower bed) with an access hole cut out. Mamma can go in and out (and defend the box) easily, but I am afraid that the babies can't get out, will that hurt them? Conversly, I do not want to take the tote away because it keeps the Dew off of them, and predators at night (owls) away. #3 Will Mamma feed them, or do I need to provide Food and water? #4 We dont want to move the remaining eggs, but I wonder if I should take the babies as they hatch, and take them into the house and put them into the brooder? If they were chickens I would just do this, but my husband is worried about taking them away, and thinks that they are better off with Mamma. any advice would be helpful! Thanks!