1 mallard + 1 drake=45 eggs
Ok can anyone explain this to me? My mallard hasn't stopped laying eggs since she started the first of last month. I have thrown out 21 eggs either because of being non-fertile or still borns. I Have 3 eggs in my homemade incubator and Daisy has 21 in her nest now. When I went to check on the nest today there are feathers everywhere. That means she shedding and by that means she should be done laying her eggs right? She has been laying on the eggs off and on but not for long periods of time. She's there most of the morning and then by around noon she's off them and doesn't return to them until late night. So my question is- should I go back out there, go thru her eggs and candle them and get the oldest into my incubator to see if they'll make it or what? There is no possible way for her to incubate all them herself. That much is obvious. Any suggestions?