Hello I am new to this site and have found it very helpful. We got our baby ducks in the spring of this year and have enjoyed every minute of it. We started with 3 cayuga and 3 Rouen. Hoping to have more females then males. Well we ended up with 3 male cayugas and 2 male and 1 female rouens. Knowing that we should have more females than males, we procesed 2 cayugas and 1 rouen male. After doing so we noticed that our ducks calmed down. I have been waiting for some eggs and 1 week after we got rid of the males we got our first egg. So far our rouen has laid 4 eggs in 4 days. Now for some ??s We raise chickens and I understand how the chicken lays eggs without the rooster and the eggs are not fertalized. I know that some people raise chickens with roosters and the eggs are fertalized and people still eat them. Do ducks work the same way? or do ducks only mate certain times of the year? If the males and females are always together are the eggs going to be fertal? Is it ok to eat the eggs if they are fertal? Or should I seperate the males and females? Thanks for reading this and I am looking forward to hearing the answers to these ??s Idaduck.