I 've been peeking in on my ducks during the day while they are in their pen. I've noticed at first my ducks only went in their nest box for a little while each morning to lay their eggs. Surprisingly, they got the hang of laying eggs in their box right away for easy collection. I collected the first couple, but due to me getting ready to have a major surgery on friday, i've neglected to collect them up for a little over a week. When i went to go collect the eggs two days ago, i found this: Hmmm, i thought.... it certainly looks like a nest or a full clutch of eggs. Then I noticed that Victor (who is in fact a girl, lol) started spending more time, even during the day, in the nest box... And then i noticed that ming mei started poking her head in spending more time in the box as well... So i opened up the lid and of course they freaked out and ran out of the box... Their was the next, like how i saw it the other day... I left the room for a bit and came back to find both of them sitting on the nest! Right next to each other! Ming Mei was busy covering herself and the eggs with the shavings! CRAZY!!! I mean, they are runners! Runners don't go broody! I find it esp. funny that Victor, the girl runner who was supposed to be a boy, was the first the lay and egg and then sits on a nest. lol. So, since my ducks are sitting on a nest, will they stop laying? I was going to take away the eggs tonight esp since they are not fertile (i don't have a male), and they might rot or go bad. Will they get upset or mad at me? I was going to do it while they are walking around or taking their bath. What should i do?