Hi friends, it looks like my one year old Indian Runner Lady "Katharina" is broody: I noticed last Sunday that she spent almost the entire day inside the duck house and on Monday morning she was sitting on two eggs which she viciously and loudly defended. Since then she spends most of her time sitting like that: Only one problem: Monday there were two eggs in that nest, today there are nine! As i don't know which were the eggs from Monday and which of the additional eggs have been laid by Katharina and which were laid by other ducks, i snuck in to the house while Katy took a quick bath and drew a blue "X" on the shell of all nine eggs. This way i will be able to identify any new eggs and can remove those. As i have neither had a broody duck before nor have i ever hatched my own ducks eggs i have a lot of questions: What is the usual size of a duck's clutch? Nine eggs looks like a lot to me… Isn't it a little late for broody ducks to hatch ducklings? Should i candle the eggs? - I never candled any egg, but maybe a Momma duck knows which eggs are good and which are bad? And there will be more questions for sure. Thank you all very much in advance for your help.