I think my cayuga has *finally* stopped laying eggs. The nesting box got full of duck and hen eggs and she started laying in the sleeping area. So when she kept this up for a few days, I moved the eggs from the box to her new nest. What does she do? Goes back to laying in the box. UGH. In the few days that this took place, she kicked out 6 of her eggs and 1 hen egg. I took it as to being bad eggs. So I chucked them into the farm. Oddly, the duck eggs did not break on impact, but they did crumble under the jaws of the 6 month old pups where were hot on the tails of the flying eggs. Well, then I considered moving the remaining eggs into the nesting box but they all appear to now be crushed. I *think* she has one of her eggs and one hen egg in her care. In total, I think she laid 16-18 eggs. Is this the normal clutch? I was just looking at the number of eggs she was collecting and at one time had 15 and I could not fathom her sitting on all of them. She's a small duck! The hen seems to have no inclination to sit on eggs. I doubt the boys will help. If there are any eggs remaining in the sleeping area, should I move them to the nesting box? She can't do it herself since the box is elevated. She can't get the eggs up there. Will a duck reject an egg if a human touched it (to move it)?