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Help with mallards ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kjym84, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. kjym84

    kjym84 New Egg

    Aug 31, 2013
    I have a mallard duck that is sitting on a nest with 5 eggs. My husband noticed today that there was a nest after he notice that there wasn't any duck eggs. We got the mallards in April this year.
    How do you tell if they r Fertile?
    How long do it take for them to hatch?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    If you have a drake and have seen them mating they are probably fertile it take 28 days from the day she starts to sit 24/7 the only way to tell for sure they are fertile is to candle on day 5-7 or crack open an egg and look for the bullseye. here is the chart at what you'll see when you candle.http://wildliferehabber.com/sites/default/files/wr_duckeggchart.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013

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