how many eggs can a duck sit on ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mycountrycabin, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. mycountrycabin

    mycountrycabin Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    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?
  2. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    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!
  3. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    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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