Hi all, So my girl just started laying eggs. I found her first one in the pool on Oct. 22. Of course I just threw that one out and then went on a mini easter egg hunt around my backyard and found nothing else. I only have 2 ducks - boy and girl - and even though I have a pen for them, they never go in it. They have free reign of the backyard 24/7. I live in Las Vegas, in an area that does not have predators and I have a small backyard. Anyways, I was gone for a week and my partner didn't look for any other eggs. When I did come back this past Tuesday, I just kept looking in the pool and never saw another egg. Well, this morning I found behind a bush a little nest with 5 eggs. I do know it has always been a spot for her to just sit in but she isn't sitting there non stop. I am not looking to hatch any eggs and I was going to give them to a friend because I just can't eat them. lol So here are some questions. - Oh she is 24 weeks old tomorrow. 1. These could have been sitting there for a week and a half. Would they be alright to eat or would the ducklings already be starting to develop? 2. Shouldn't she be sitting on them all the time? 3. Should I just toss these and start watching every day for new ones? 4. How do I candle them? I know I have other questions but can't think of them right now. Is there a duck book I can read or a website I can read to get a better knowledge? These are my first two ducks so I am a newbie. I want to make sure I do everything right for them! Thanks in advance for the help!