O.K. here's my question, I got 3 Mallard's in March, now my hen is sitting on 15 eggs and I live in Northeastern Ohio and it's Sept. 29th. , the eggs are dew to start hatching mid to late October. Am I wrong, but isn't it kinda late in the year for ducklings? I know maturity has something to do with it, but what do all you duck people think? This is my first experience with ducks laying eggs. Do you think there's much of a chance that the ducklings will make it this late in the year? I don't think all of her eggs will hatch, she's been laying for about 4 weeks, did it take her so long to lay them all because it's her first clutch? Any info would be helpful, thanks!