I think she's had about 23-24 eggs & then I bought (when she only had one egg) 6 pekins eggs from eBay. Her nest is perfect! She spends a lot of time making it just right and then before they are let out into the big yard and their little swimming pool, she covers them all up with extra hay. I really think she has about 30 eggs now. She sets on them all night but I have to heard her and her *husband* back into their little area after about an hour. I thought if they were just right there, she might get bored and set. I'm sure some of those bottom layer eggs have got to be rotten! What would you do? I was really looking forward to ducklings & so were my grandkids. Even my granddaughter's friends stop by on their own to ask if the ducks hatched yet. I used to turn them for her until there got to be 2 layers of eggs. I candled them once too when she might have had about 18. I saw "blobs" in some of them - one I could even see a couple of veins, which my husband verified. The blobs were all on the bottom of the egg, the way it was lying, which is why I started turning them. This is her first year of laying eggs. Her hubby used to run at me like he was a pit bull but I just pick him up - I think that might be insulting him! Lately, with the warm weather here on the border of North Dakota, I sit out in the duck area, just holding him in my lap and stroking him. He's chilled out a little bit since I started doing that. I'm used to geese and half the time, he forgets to open his mouth so he just pokes you with his bill! haha But the children are scared when he runs at them, so... Well, I didn't mean to go on about him!! I would love suggestions about her going for the world record of eggs that she just sleeps on.... I had a rotten goose egg explode in my face while I was incubating (I loaned my incubator to a friend for this summer - didn't think I'd have a problem.) Oh my goodness, - that IS why they say things about last one in is a rotten egg. I was wetting my hands and rubbing them over each egg and then turning them in the incubator, when ka-bam! a goose grenade exploded. Face, hair, clothing, the ceiling, kitchen table, counter tops and the floor. I think that smell was far worse than a skunk. Just gray gel type clinging liquid. You never forget something like that! ps What should I do about all the duck eggs?