that my drake was "shooting blanks?" my hen layed a nest and we waited and waited and waited for them to hatch and nothing happened so they started to smell really bad so i threw them out. one of which had already been broken 2 weeks before (no duckling and it was over 35 days) and when i threw them out on tuesday there was a broken one in the nest but the contents of it was yellow. he's almost a year. this was my hens second clutch. i have one of their babies from the first clutch.