Eggs floating in the pool? What to do?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gone Quackers, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Gone Quackers

    Gone Quackers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 mallards that I got this April (4 hens and 2 drakes) and I was cleaning out the pool this morning and I found 2 eggs floating towards the bottom.

    So since this is my first time raising ducks I have no idea what to do with these eggs!
    Last night it got really cold and I cant think they are good anymore, and she hasnt been sitting on them at all either?
    Why would she lay them in the pool and would incubating them even be a good idea since its so late in the season?


    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is common for many beginning layers. I would separate her from the pool in the morning so she will not lay them in the water. Seeing as you are in Minnesota I would not advise trying to hatch out eggs this late in the year.
     
  3. Gone Quackers

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    Thanks!
     

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