Mallard hen laying eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mandys81, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. mandys81

    mandys81 New Egg

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    Ok so my mama hen has babies that are only half way feathered now and I found 4 eggs hidden under the hay and she hasnt been around a male in about 3 weeks she had 14 babies hatched but is down to 7 anyways i candled the eggs and they look fertile i think is this possible? Ill post pictures of the eggs tomorrow under a light
     
  2. chwychuro

    chwychuro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I read on this forum that even though a hen hasn't been near a drake their eggs can still be inseminated and that can last up to a month....
     
  3. mandys81

    mandys81 New Egg

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    So how long should i leave her alone with the eggs how long should i give it?
     
  4. chwychuro

    chwychuro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally duck eggs hatch around 28 days. Depending on how much you see when you candle them.... I'd say if you see veins only then give it at least 3 weeks.
     
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