Help with our first egg!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lokomom, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. lokomom

    lokomom Just Hatched

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    We have 5 month old mallard drake and magpie hen. She laid her first egg today. The drake has pushed it out of the nest and hides it from the hen. Why is he doing this? What should we do? I assumed after 6-8 eggs, she would begin to brood. But we are now concerned becuase he is rolling away the egg. Help?
     

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