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New Duck nest found

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As I went out to get the paper this morning, I disturbed a mother duck that had laid one egg.  I did not see her until she flew away.

She sat in my front yard for awhile but has now gone.  The egg is uncovered.  I am afraid I scared the mother away and she will not return.  Should I cover the egg a bit?

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She may have decided the place is too risky, and abandoned the egg.

 

This is a question I would ask a local wildlife rehabber.  Covering it won't keep it warm enough, I think.  So if you want to keep it viable, I think you'd need to keep it closer to 95F.  I am not a hatcher, though.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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