Hi- my 2 female ducks are starting to lay eggs, and we do have a male, but as far as I can tell, he hasn't mated with them. In fact the drake is a new addition (having lost our other drake to a fox or coon), he was hatched early this spring, and is harassed and pecked at by the hens. In fact, they attack him so much that we had to separate him from the hens. (one morning his back neck feathers were stripped and he was weak and limping, and could barely walk). We keep him in a separate pen at night, but during the day they all live together in a big penned in yard, and seem to be OK and leave each other alone. So, I ate one of the fresh eggs this morning, and noticed small specks of blood in it. I always thought this was a sign of fertility. Is it fertile? Thanks all- Kat in Northwest PA.