My pekin duck laid eggs; her mate was killed 2+ months ago
2 tame Pekin ducks wandered off the lake and into my yard around 2 months ago. The drake was killed most likely by a gator. His mate has stayed and within the last week has laid 11 eggs in a nest. Any chance that they could have been fertilized prior to his being killed?
She has a pinkish beak and extensive red, raised flesh from the end of her beak where it attached to her face and extends up and around her eyes. This red has increased in size within the past few weeks. Is this a sign of her maturing?
How can I check an egg to see if it was fertilized?
Thank you for your help to a novice duck owner.