I have a mallard who was sitting on 4 eggs, but only 2 of them survived the hatch...So far. I really wanted all 4 babies to hatch too, so I'd really like her to hatch out more babies so I can have more, but I'm not sure if she'll go broody again, or stay broody enough to just put new eggs under her and just hope she sits for another 28 days. Is this a once a year type of deal and once eggs hatch, that's it for the season, or do you think with it being early enough in the season that she'd stay broody and hatch out more eggs? This hatch was her incubating another duck's eggs, so I'm not short on fertilized eggs to put under her. I just need her to stay the good mama she's been and incubate them for me, if it's even possible. Yes, I've removed the babies from the nest into the house, and she's sitting on one remaining egg I think might have died, but hoping hasn't. Was thinking of putting fresh eggs under her, but I just have no idea if that would work successfully or not. I'm sure ducks are aware of how long they've been broody and stop at some point? Maybe I'm wrong, but that's why I'm asking Couldn't seem to find anything on Google except on wild ducks saying once a year, but I'm sure domesticated ducks are different. Any help would be grateful!