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Found 20 eggs in nest out in open

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Boondocks Farm, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Boondocks Farm

    Boondocks Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I just found 20 eggs in a nest within my mixed breed duck pen. I have 4 hens, so not sure who has been laying which eggs. I have 3 khaki Cambell hens and a Muscovy hen. I have not seen anyone sitting on them yet, but the nest is out in the open, should I build a some kind of enclosure to protect whichever hen decides to sit? If one decides to sit. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oh, you absolutely need to protect eggs and anyone who may want to sit.

    I would seriously consider trying to relocate the entire pile, into a secure area. Definitely.

    In fact, I would move the eggs.
     
  3. Boondocks Farm

    Boondocks Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I will try to relocate the eggs, I was just not sure if it would discourage the hen from sitting on them. Thanks again,
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would err on the side of keeping a sitting duck safe.

    Please keep us posted on the rest of the story.
     

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