Hey guys and gals, I did a search here but didn't turn anything up but hope you can help. Our house backs on to a small lake and we discovered last week that a duck has been laying eggs in our garden (5 when we found it, 15 as of tonight), and we are very excited! The eggs are under some bushes RIGHT next to our back door (within about 3 feet of the door). We have seen the Momma duck come up from the lake a couple of times to lay, which was wonderful to watch. So, based on what I have read it seems that with 15 eggs she should begin to brood soon. When she does, I have read that she will go into kind of a "trance" and won't get off her nest unless she feels truly threatened, is this true? We plan to go into the yard through that door as little as possible for the month or so she will be breeding, but it seems like, as long as we don't do it often, we might still be able to use the door, thoughts? The other question I have is in regards to care. From reading these forums I understand that she will pretty much take of herself and will leave the nest each day to go drink and feed. I also understand that it is important that she does go to the lake, so she gets wet as this moisture helps the eggs... so, is there anything we can do for her? I would be happy to buy some food or whatever might help, but don't want make things worse than they would be if I just left alone... Any thoughts or advice would be more than welcome. Thank you!