There's a small 'flock' of muscovy ducks that call the drainage ditch down one of the streets in my neighborhood home. I'm not entirely sure if they belong to that neighbor, as they're allowed to free range, but one of them decided to lay her nest on the top of the canal pipe between some broken pieces of concrete RIGHT NEXT TO THE ROAD! The last time we saw her she was setting and it was clear from the number of eggs and her apparent broodiness she was done laying (not sure how long she'd been sitting on them), but when I came by today (a few days later) she was several yards away from the nest. I'm worried the location scared her off (lots of cars, foot traffic, and people walking dogs) and she may have abandoned the nest, but I've also read that muscovys are pretty sensitive about having their nests disturbed so I don't want to handle them. However, if she truly abandoned them and any of them are still viable I'd happily pop them in the incubator. Should I candle a few or should I leave them be? I was thinking of maybe going by closer to sunset to see if she'd returned since that's when the temperature & humidity will really drop and might cause her to return.