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Duck not sitting on nest?

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I came across a nest that I assume one of my ducks has made. It had 10 eggs in it when I first saw it but now has 11 so I know she's at least been to the nest. I haven't seen her actually sit in the nest once and I'm getting worried. All of my ducks live pretty much independently and the nest she made is pretty close to our front door.

This is the best picture I have of all my ducks, I'm pretty sure it's one of the small brown ones in the front that has the nest.


This is the nest. I try to stay away from it as much as possible though.

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The eggs can survive up to 10 days after being laid if their not being sat on, this is how ducks and chickens get a clutch before sitting. When they go broody they stop laying and most lay one egg a day so it would be silly if they laid one egg then stopped. She's waiting until she's got a full nest before she sits so I wouldn't worry to much.

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