Found Duck(?) Egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by k-hadz, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. k-hadz

    k-hadz New Egg

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    Hey! My friend and I found what we think is a duck egg outside work, and I picked it up before I realized it was an egg. When I put it back it moved noticably, and after made some slight movements. Not knowing if it was abandoned or if there was a duck nearby we left if there overnight. The night was cool and rainy, around 50°C. Today we brought it inside and put a heater on it to warm it up, but it hasn't moved. How can I tell if it's still alive?
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

  3. k-hadz

    k-hadz New Egg

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    Ok, thanks! Hopefully the little guy is still ok. I'll bring him home and check. We definitely have some ducks around work, I haven't seen any geese recently.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Let us know please. and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pretty odd spot to find an egg I'm not sure that it is actually a duck egg. If the egg was alive the bird must had of been sitting on it for quite some time and wild ducks usually make a pretty noticeable nest with their down feathers. I've seen turkey vulture's nest much like that but that egg does not represent a turkey vulture's egg. Hope it hatches, I'm very curious to see what it is.
     
  6. k-hadz

    k-hadz New Egg

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    Update: The egg was not alive. :( I tried the water test and it bobbed rather high, and then I looked with a flashlight and from what I can tell it looked like "Fetal Demise, Likely Rupture Of Internal Membranes." There was a large air bubble that moved around as I gently rotated the egg. Thanks for all the help.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    [​IMG] Very sorry!
     

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