Hello We have 4 Runners - 1 male, 3 females. They are 4 months old and one just started laying 6 days ago For the first three days she laid every morning in their duck house. I put some new straw in there for them (thought I was doing the right thing!), then for the next 3 days there was no eggs. I didn't think much of it but did wonder if she had laid somewhere else. Today when I was cleaning out their big duck pool I discovered two eggs at the bottom! So, that solved the mystery of whether she was still laying, but is there anything I can do to encourage her not to lay her eggs in the water? I think it's only one duck laying so far - she's quite a bit bigger than the other two girls so I assume it's probably just her at the moment. I also assume we shouldn't eat those eggs I found in the pool? I guess the protective coating would have washed off and they've been sitting in dirty duck water.. Best to give those ones to the dogs to enjoy?