So, my 2 female Pekin Ducks decided to start laying eggs this week! *Tear* they grow up so fast.. My problem is I have ZERO duck egg experience (zero egg experience period - unless we're talking from the grocery store). Anyways I have a few questions, but first, let me describe the situation for you... 1) My ducks are free range 2) They currently do not use their coop (It's new and scares them so I thought I'd let them warm up to it first) 3) They decided to lay in the middle of the yard (right next to each other- awe) on the grass - no nest or anything! 4) The eggs are being laid out in the open in a full sun area Now, I know what you're thinking so let me fill you in before yall get worked up.. The coop is still being worked on and the ducks old coop has already been destroyed. They have been functioning as full-time free range ducks in my yard for about 2 months now. I know this is not the safest setup and I'm in the process of adding fencing around my yard where they live (just one tiny segment of my property outside my house) and starting a routine of getting them into their house at night once the coop is complete. BUT, for now, the ducks are already laying in the same spot every morning so I do not want to disturb them in the middle of their laying cycle- the girls are already stressed enough! SO - my concerns include: The ducks laying their eggs in a full sun area, whether or not I should move them (currently 10 eggs- 5 from each girl and they've been laying daily since they started) into a shadier possibly safer area by a tree maybe or should I just leave them be and let nature take its course this laying period? I am not collecting the daily eggs due to this being their first time laying and I would like to see if they will become broody and sit on them after they're all done. Tips and advise please! 1 2 3 GO!