We owned ducks because the mother was hit by a car. There were 14 eggs. My mom took 4 and her coworker took 10. None of the 10 the coworker took hatched, all 4 of ours did. I did all my ducky research. One of ours was eaten at about 7 weeks by a predator, despite our building an elaborate pen to house them in... then, on a daily "outing" for a swim, the last 3 took flight and never came back :( They were very sweet ducks, and I still miss them a lot.