I have two female Cayuga and two male. Everyone said to get and read Storey's book on Ducks. So I did. It didn't tell me a lot of what I need to know. My mother in law had a couple duck eggs she put in her hens nest to hatch but had to wet them every day. That's how I found out a duck needs water close to her nest. 30-40 yards is not close enough. I've been finding eggs around the pond instead of in the nest boxes in the duck coop. So I put a kiddy pool with about 5 or 6 gallons of water in it and a ramp in and steps out. The next day I find 4 eggs in two nest boxes. Now I ask you. What else am I missing? Please help! Do they need layer feed if they seem to be getting enough grit from the ground? Should I put a bright light in the coop for about 4 hours a night or keep a 40 w light on all night? Will they still lay on the eggs since I put the ones from the yard in the nests with the new ones? When/if the eggs hatch should I keep the mothers lender up with the babies and separated from one another unti the babies are old enough to travel to the pond and not be picked off by the Hawks? When/if the eggs hatch could they all eat flock raiser with yeast in it? They have their nests right next to ea h other should I move one over?