Is a duck egg that was just laid but is half soft viable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Animallover903, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Animallover903

    Animallover903 In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2009
    We have two ducks, one male, one female. I watched the female lay an egg and then abandon it outside. I grabbed a towel and nestled the egg in the towel but noticed that half of the egg is soft whereas the other half is hard like a normal egg. Does this mean that the egg is unable to be hatched? Or can it be hatched with specific care instructions?

  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Crowing

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    I do not think you can probably hatch that egg. Is she getting enough calcium?

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