Help! First time worry wart wants ducklings!
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Looks like my problem has been sorted out. Penny spent the day going back and forth between the two nests. Right when I was about to pull out the big guns (the slip-n-slide) to lure her away so I could combine the nests, one of our other females who hasn't been acting broody at all decided to lend a hand and sit on it. Hopefully she keeps it up for another week!
Congrats on joining the first time to hatch club!! We're in roughly the same situation. One of our youngest ducks turned out to be the best momma. Initially we collected a bunch of eggs, got an incubator and gave that a try. None of the ducks had gone broody yet and we thought it was a good course of action to see how we did. Out of the 25 eggs we started with, we went into the last week with 12 viable eggs still candling good. On day 30, Uno joined the world. His (I think he's a drake, spouse thinks different) name is fitting. At day 40 we gave up. When we candled the remaining 11, all of them were perfectly developed and ready to hatch. But all expired. That was tough. We also broke open a goose egg that one of the girls had been sitting on. Rotten as the day is long and THAT was not cool!! I'm just glad we did it outside and not inside!! The smell is not friendly at all!! A day or two later, Blondie, the young momma duck, hatched five little cuties. Since then, we have gotten three to hatch out of the incubator and by our calculation, the eggs four other ducks are sitting on should start hatching just about any day. We'll be over run if they have more than a few each hatch!!