Miss Grey Duck started out with 12 eggs. She layed on them so well for at least 2 weeks. What happened to one of the eggs I don't know.....and then she slowly started leaving them longer and longer. The morning I felt them and they were all ice cold I knew it was all over. She was such a good mother last year! Maybe none of the eggs were fertile. I opened one...rotten to the core. Elton is pretty old..... but, Nine of Nine should have been able to fill in no problem.
So now we start all over. One problem. The ducks aren't laying any eggs right now! All winter they layed so well, but the day I turned off the light that was keeping their water from freezing they were done. That was a month ago. Not an egg since. Did I wear them out over the winter? Bottom line....no ducklings for a while. :-(