I She showed up one day and hung out for a few weeks. She would fly (really well) about 20 feet up in a tree at night to sleep. She is super fast. She disappeared 3 weeks ago, and today came back with 9 little peeps. Any idea of the breed? My silly question is, if she has 9 peeps with her, on average she lays an egg a day, and she was only gone for 3 weeks. (which is about the time it takes for eggs to hatch) Was she laying her eggs and not sitting on them for the 1st week or two? Also, if it take 3 weeks to hatch, was she just hanging out at her egg laying spot with the 1st born until they all hatched? The area is loaded with foxes, I see a fox on average 6 times a week. How did she keep them quiet until they were all born?