I have a trio of ducks. A male Rouen, a female Rouen and a female Khaki Campbell (?). My KC, Annabelle, has gone broody and wants to hatch some babies. After trying to deter her a few times, I finally relented and gave her a couple extra eggs to go with the 2 she was sitting on. I figured 4 was plenty. Well, we now have 8but no more! We're having to pull the extra that my female Rouen, Xena, keeps trying to lay in her nest. We are only on day 6 so far and I'm concerned that she isn't eating or drinking. So my question is this: Is it normal for a duck to fast while sitting on a clutch of eggs? In the beginning she would get up off of the nest and grab some food and go for a swim in their pool. Maybe forage for bugs. But now it is with laser focus that she is sitting and sitting only. Yesterday we had to physically pick her up in order to collect the extra egg because she just was not budging. Her food and water is right next to where she is at so she doesn't have to go very far. A bad pic but it still gives you an idea. She's behind/to the side of the inner door of their coop. The black bowl is where I keep their food and the white bucket is water. I don't have any hatching experience. Not with an incubator nor a broody. So this is new for me. Is there anything I should watch for, besides cute little webbies? I have my calendar marked so I can keep up with the timing of everything. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. And of course, waiting is the hardest part.