Egg in the park?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jaredslilcluckers, May 17, 2009.

  1. jaredslilcluckers

    jaredslilcluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I found a duck egg in the park today. I brought it home because my friend nearly stepped on it, thinking it was a rock. I didn't want anyone else to step on it. It was near the playground so there was tons of kids running around. The weather was 60 degrees outside. My mom says that it is probably fertile. We think the duck may have laid the egg and then got scared off. Does anyone have any suggestions? If it is fertile, I would like to hatch it.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'd try to hatch it..
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    That "rock" you found is illegal to have. Just be sure to keep that "rock" where others won't see it. Can't wait to hear about what that "rock" becomes
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:this is a very good point.
     
  5. jaredslilcluckers

    jaredslilcluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    Why is it illegal to have it?
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    fish and game laws, like hunting out of season or fishing without a license
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Possession of any wild bird eggs, be they water birds, songbirds or birds of prey is a felony.

    Someone on here hatched a few "rocks" last year if I remember correctly


    ETA---so is the possession of their feathers, claws and nests
     
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  8. jaredslilcluckers

    jaredslilcluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    I think alot of the laws concerning fowl are stupid. The town I live in is wanting to pass a law to make it illegal to feed the ducks.
     
  9. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Because it is a wild animal...
    If anyone asks, you thought it was a rock! [​IMG]
    Many people do it anyway, and if you think about it, you saved its life...
     
  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:find out the reasoning behind it before you judge. It could be for the birds safety.
     
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