My ducks are now 10 and 12 weeks old. Well this weekend for the first time I saw my male on top of my female in our pond. They were flapping everywhere so I assume they were doing the deed. When she finally starts to lay her eggs they will be fertile. We really wanted her eggs for cooking. So my questions are 1. when we collect them from her can we still eat them 2. what is the time frame for storing them 3. if they are fertile then will the ducklings continue to grow after we take the eggs away and put them in the fridge I really don't know how all of that works out.