I have a rouen duck who is dutifully sitting on her nest. She comes out only for a few minutes in the morning and then again in the evening before bed, to bathe, grab a bite and heads back. We are half way through right now - on day 14 today - She is currently in her duck house with the drake and two other pekin ducks at night and I let everyone out early in the a.m. for the day in their run and from 4:30 to 8:00 they are free to roam the property... She is just barely a year old and is doing a great job under the circumstances. I looked at the nest last week and there were approximately 19 eggs (a mix of my 3 ducks). This morning she was off her nest before I got out there and everyone was treading on it. There are four eggs scattered away from the nest and some she doesn't always have covered, but are still in the nest. I read a post of one of the members picking up an egg that was developing even though it hadn't been 'in a nest'. Should I just go ahead and take some of the eggs away? I really didn't think that she would be a serious broody at this young age and I don't need to have all those ducklings...also should I be moving the other ducks out of the duck house to avoid the nest being tread on? I don't see her abandoning her nest at this stage, but is it possible? She is so serious and doesn't leave the nest but in the early morning when I let them out, her eggs are the last thing on her mind I'd appreciate any suggestions and/or advice !!