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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bernie131, Jun 16, 2019.
Look what I found next to her nest today, something got one of her eggs
JUST DO IT!
Yup, I’d risk moving the nest and loosing the babies. If they’re born at the lake, they’re going to get eaten anyway.
They are eggs now, will that effect the outcome of them hatching. I have 5 of them under a heating lamp with humidifier
Please tell me why you can't successfully move a broody duck
How long can she be off her eggs before I put them in the incubator?
In my experience they have refused to set on the eggs after being moved.
I've never tried moving a broody duck, but your best shot would be as much nesting material as possible, and the crate, as Miss Lydia suggested. If she is confined, she could still go back to the eggs. If she decides the move upsets her too much, they can be incubated. Depending on your ambient temperatures, several hours of slight cooling isn't going to hurt them.
I'd put the eggs in a container (ice cream bucket?) on a soft towel to for transportation, separate from her, so they don't get broken. A towel will hold in some heat. Get her set up, and put the eggs back in with her.