Duck won't get off the nest.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wikifay, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. wikifay

    wikifay Hatching

    Mar 1, 2009
    Zillah, WA
    I have a duck problem! My duck has started nesting - won't come out of the coop, has layed a bunch of eggs and hisses at you if you try a.) take the away or b.) shoo her out of the coop. She is the only duck I have, so the eggs will NEVER hatch. What should I do?? : )

  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Wear thick gloves, pick her up, and lock her out from the nest for a while. Remove all eggs, and continue to remove them daily. Don't let her set unless you want babies--it's hard on the duck's health, and pretty pointless if there won't be babies.

    She'll be very upset at first, but should get over it pretty quickly. Good luck!

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