Hi all...I am a new duck owner. We raised some ducklings, and now have two remaining adults. The others were unfortunately kidnapped by raccoons when they were young. We tell the two remaining ducks that their siblings ran off with the raccoons to join the circus, but they're not buying it. Anyway, brother and sister are now mother and father, as well. There are now 2 eggs in the night pen. We put the ducks outside in the relatively light weight day pen, during the day, and keep them secure in the solidly built well house at night. Will the eggs hatch if the mother duck pretty much ignores them for 12 hours a day? Are these eggs fertile? Wiull I be committing eggicide if I don't let the mother duck lay upon them during the day?