Have four pekins and two mallards.... all are hens except for one of the mallards. Lately I have been seeing that the feathers on the back some of the hen's necks are ruffled/being pulled out. I heard that drakes do this when they are trying to fertilize the eggs... I know, this is a really weird question.... just hoping somebody in this big, wide world will not mind my questions and answer them! After I saw the neck thing.... I noticed that the pekin hens are laying A LOT more than they have ever! (They are not quite a year old). They have laid about five eggs in the last two days... where just a month ago they were laying about one egg every week or less. So I was wondering if this means that the eggs are fertilized and that I should collect them and incubate them? Thanks for your help... HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE Y'ALL!