this is my first time raising birds ever, let alone messy ducks, now 19 weeks into the process, I finally got my very first egg, followed by another the next day and another the day after, nothing the fourth day and a super small wannabe egg the 5th day (today). I'm thrilled and can't wait for more! I suspect its my fawn and white runner doing the laying based on the size of the eggs... and the early laying start at 18 1/2 weeks! I think my hybrids will take another few weeks. the great thing about finding the eggs was that they were right where they were supposed to be...in the middle of the golf balls I have been shoving in their bedding since 14 weeks (I was excited, ok?). so here are the first eggs in order of appearance with one x large chicken egg above for size comparison. I don't know what is up with the last egg.