My dear little Piper laid me some eggs. I put up a partition in the shed so she could sit in private. One of my big girls stole the nest, literally built her own on top, and laid some of her own! I stole some, thinking surely some must be chicken eggs, cracked open four, two of Pipers, two of 'someone else' and all of them had white filaments around/in the yolk so Im assuming, all are fertilized. The great news is, my drake is doing his job. The bad news is I forgot to date them! Now I have like 20 eggs in the one nest, Im not sure whos is whose or when they were dropped! Varia and Piper share sitting duties and the drake gaurds the nest - but does not sit on the eggs - if the girls go away. Hoping I will have baby ducks soon! I have waited for my drake to get it together for six years! Im not stealing them to incubate because I dont want to put the girls off sitting and I go a bit nutty if Im incubating eggs, just like a mother duck Id say! So they are on their own...Im not sure I agree with their methods but hey, its their first year. I have confidence we will have many more. But **** I want some baby ducks!