I do have 4 litle little ones just fresh from the egg right beside my bed so I can be woken if there are problems in the night. One was just out of the incubator just an hour before I turned out the lights... This is a regular thing....as it says in my signature.. Life wouldnt be the same without a brooder close by But last night I got a shock more than I bargained for. At around 3 am I was woken by a very odd noise- very loud for little just hatched ducklings... As I looked down into the brooder box I saw 4 little ones all tucked up sound asleep.............. It was then I noticed the 6 week old young drake standing over them as he let out a raspy quack The young fellow had jumped out of the box in the lounge and been wandering around my room for some time- evident by the number of messes I had to clean up. Nice to know he didnt mess with the babies though. Sure did give me a shock to see that... But as far as middle of the night intruders go... This at least was a good one. he must have headed to my room as it was the only room with a light on. Kind of makes me sad that he has to go and live outside over the next few days- he is a real sweet young boy, - but I cant have them wandering around the house in the middle of the night.