how many eggs can a duck sit on ?

mycountrycabin

Songster
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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rockingham,N.C.
how many eggs can a duck sit on? the duck is a mallard and its my grandmasand they never hatch and taday i noticed she was sittin on 21 eggs is that too many?
 

ohiofarmgirl

Songster
11 Years
Jan 22, 2009
1,420
5
161
our smallest momma 'scovy hatched 18 out of 20 eggs!!! then two babies from our other momma 'scovy left her and came to be with the big horde!
 

1lpoock

Spruce Creek Waterfowl
10 Years
Apr 20, 2009
1,991
25
171
Sandusky, Ohio
21 might be a bit too many for a mallard. I've seen a mallard sit on up to 10 or 11....some of them just won't hatch.
 

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