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Help! My Duck Is Sitting On A Hidden Nest!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PoorGirlRichLife, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. PoorGirlRichLife

    PoorGirlRichLife Hatching

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  2. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Songster

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    First of all, they are probably not all hers if you think this is very recent. She can only lay, at best, one egg a day. Second of all, you must have a Drake, right? And also, congratulations on the first eggs! She should be ok for another month because it's not too cold now but if I were you, I would wait till spring to let her hatch babies. That's my two cents! Hope that helps!:frow
     
  3. I would toss the eggs...Block off the entrance and wait till next spring for Ducklings...Collect eggs daily...
     
  4. PoorGirlRichLife

    PoorGirlRichLife Hatching

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  5. eatbeef14

    eatbeef14 Chirping

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    I would just let nature happen. If I were you I would let her free range until they hatch. Yes, it is better to do it in the spring but I've heard of it happening in the fall, spring, and summer and the ducklings were fine. If she went broody now then I trust her instinct. But you should do what you think is best. :)
     
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  6. PoorGirlRichLife

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  7. Is she actually setting eggs or laying eggs?...Big difference...do you have a Drake...
     

  8. eatbeef14

    eatbeef14 Chirping

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    That is true.
     
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  9. PoorGirlRichLife

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  10. eatbeef14

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    If she is broody and is setting on the nest and hatches ducklings I wouldn't worry. Ducks are great mothers.
     

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