A little background: I have a pair of pet ducks. A female Welsh Harlequin and a male Black Swedish. As of last night there were 10 eggs in the nest. She's been adding an egg almost every day, I think. She's on the nest when I go to work in the morning and still there when I get back, but she gets off around dinner time and I'm not sure when she gets back on it. It could be up to a few hours, I think. I've never had a duck build a nest and lay eggs in it before so I have some questions. 1) I thought ducks wouldn't start sitting on their eggs until they have the whole clutch layed? Is it normal that she's kind of on-off the nest at this point? 2) If she gets off the nest for 2 - 3 hours in the evening, will the eggs still hatch? 3) Does she need anything special as far a food goes? I feed them the Mazuri Waterfowl floating pellets.