We decided to round up the first batch of hatched ducklings to raise ourselves. In the past, we've let the mothers raise them, and typically lose 80% of the hatch. We gathered up the 40 or so ducklings, and put them in the barn with a heat lamp, food and water. That worked out fine, except for the fact that our turkey was sitting on a nest in the same area. She saw those ducklings and decided to heck with those eggs! I'll take care of those ducklings. And, so it goes.She's a good momma, and they range far and wide, eating all of the bugs in the lawn and gardens. We give them a little cracked corn, which they adore. I guess we'll be eating duck for Thanksgiving instead of turkey!