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Help! Found wild duck nest, accidentally scared her off....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Small Farm, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Small Farm

    Small Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a wild mallard nest under a big pine tree in my front yard. I found it because she flew off of it, will she come back?
     
  2. ravensgait

    ravensgait Out Of The Brooder

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    Most likely she will come back, just stay out of the area and she will come back and sit on her eggs.
     
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it alone. It's not uncommon for ducks to leave their nests when sitting on eggs.
     
  4. Small Farm

    Small Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Just looked again, she is back thanks!!!! We are a little ways from any water so I hope her and the babies wont get eaten by any stray dogs!!!!!!!
     
  5. Small Farm

    Small Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    She is down from 13 eggs to 3, I have seen cats near the nest at night, any ideas?
     

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