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Just curious because you see ducks with a flock of babies... but I've read pekin usually only lay 1 egg a day.  And would one time of breeding be enough? 

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All ducks only lay 1 egg a day (at max), they simply continue to lay in one nest until they have enough eggs in the clutch to brood.  As to breeding, I have heard it can fertilize the eggs for up to 2 weeks.

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