My husband is still new to ducks. He never had any pets growing up as a child in the the NJ suburbs. I on the other had lived on a farm in Germany as a child, but later lived in Berlin with just a dog. I just restarted having ducks after a long period without poultry. I enjoy rediscovering all the things I know from back then. It is like riding a bike, you never really forget. No matter what it was, incubating, hatching, raising them etc. It is all there. Still you are starting all over. Building shelter, equipment, etc. This year was getting back into business. Anyway, yesterday Paul emptied the pool in the late afternoon and called me. He was kind disturbed that he found an egg on the ground without shell. He thought they only lay in the morning in the duck house, because that is what I've told him. I told him it is no big deal and that we can expect another egg the next day. Just a new girl joining the club of egg layers. So 5 out of 8 are now laying. I still thought he was so funny, because he worried that one duck is sick, and insisted that I inspect the egg.