One of my Muscovy ducks is laying. At first, she laid an egg near the post that has the lights for the pond. Just there naked in the grass. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. I picked it up and carried it into the house. The next day, there was another egg there. Ooohhh yay! I picked it up and carried it into the house. Now, these eggs weren't in any kind of nest at all. Almost, like she just dropped it off on her way to the pond from the duck house. Plop, and she left it lay. The next day there was no egg near the post. I scanned the pond perimeter and there in the grass, another naked egg. I picked it up and carried it into the house. Since that day, four days ago, I have not found another egg. I believe she is now hiding them. If this is the case, will she brood them when she has layed enough? Or is she just hiding them because they kept disappearing? She is not laying in the duck house where they go at night. She flies off somewhere in the morning and rejoins everyone about a half hour later. What do you think? Will she make little ducklings? They are most definitely fertile. The drakes have been busy for weeks. I have 2 drakes and 4 ducks. I had 6 drakes but in January 4 went to freezer camp.