I'm asking for advice or a solution... My ducks started laying today! Yay! 6 eggs out of 10 hens! Not too shabby. Found 4 on the ground and two in their pond. All were cracked. Boo. Is this common? I imagine when they hit the ground they crack? Their ground isn't soft or lush... When we first got them in their little duck enclosure thing there was grass, greens, safe shrubs, safe plants, and even a pair of pine or something like that. 4 months later it's all gone. The ground isn't green anymore, it isn't soft, it's like dirt cement. You have to get like a rotor tiller to loosen it up. Right now it's all bumpy like. And when water gets on it, it sits there. Doesn't absorb into the ground. But hey! Atleast it isn't smelly! I kind of wanted ducklings and storable eggs this year.. Maybe duck eggs to give to friends.. Can't do that if they're cracked. What do y'all think?