Found an abandoned nest. Are the eggs still viable?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casportpony, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Anything is possible!

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  2. No way, they were cold for too long.

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  3. I have no idea.

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Yesterday I found an abandoned nest of duck eggs, so this morning I decided to put them in the incubator. Do you think they are still viable?

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "Be Strong in the Lord"

    I say yes if pretty fresh goodness some ducks collect 20 or more before going broody. That’s a long time between egg number 1 an eggs 20. Lol
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I would say these are at about 10-15 days incubated.
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I say yes because I hatched balut eggs.
     
  5. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

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    Iam going to bet 30% duds

    How many eggs?
     
  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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    Have you candled the eggs yet?
     
  7. PollyGirl21

    PollyGirl21 Free Ranging

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    :woot:lau I remember that! Good times....
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "Be Strong in the Lord"

    Oh didn’t know some one had already started incubation. Still a really good chance though!
     
  9. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    I think anything put in an incubator has a chance of hatching. If you smell anything though, remove the smelly egg IMMEDIATELY. An old smelly egg could explode, contaminating your incubator.
     
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  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Only one way to find out! :pop
     
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