Hello, I purchased 3 one-week old ducklings last July (one male, 2 females), they've since grown into beautiful adult ducks, (two of which have been mating) they have a coop with a heat lamp as it is very cold and stormy here in Eastern Canada lately. We were not expecting to see eggs until spring for some reason but there were 11 eggs in the coop once we started digging around. The ducks are on layer pellets so I assume its ok to eat these eggs and start gathering and monitoring the new eggs for hatching. I'm so excited! I would love any random tips, I'm especially excited to know when i should expect my females to go broody and how to deal with harsh winter climates and harvesting eggs. love the site, so nice to see how many people are enthusiastic about raising ducks.