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Hello, I have noticed that as the number of ducks increases, more eggs remain un-hatched. Yet when I had few ducks, all the eggs used to hatch out. I fear some ducks could be laying on already broody ducks' eggs thus the new eggs remain un-hatched! What can I do?

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Multiple hens laying in the same nest and adding eggs to existing setting hens can result in staggered hatches, broken or cracked eggs, and inadequately incubated eggs (too many for the hen to cover adequately).  Providing multiple nest sites, monitoring and marking incubated eggs, separating broody ducks from the flock should all help increase your % hatch rate.

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thanks @sourland 

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If you are Incubating naturally with a broody,

it's helpful to mark the eggs the day they are set,

And either eat or mark the others for another Incubator/Broody.

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