Need advise on how to move a nest with eggs in it

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Glenda Sue, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Glenda Sue

    Glenda Sue Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2014
    East Texas
    One of my Cayuga's is sitting on a nest outside by the pond. It's close to the fence and a fire ant mound. I want to move the eggs, 7 right now, into the coop but I'm afraid she will not sit on them in there. It's cool in the coop so I think a heat lamp may have to put in there till summer hits if I move the eggs. How do I do it? Will I have to pen them up at night to make her sit on them? And why are her first eggs white? Is she sitting on another birds nest? I find an egg now and then by the pond, same kind. I put them with the nest. I really don't know what to do. We have several Hawks and owls around our yard. If they hatch outside they will be eaten by predators or fire ants. Please help.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    the only thing to really do is to move the eggs into the coop but like keep the nest around it like pick up the whole nest and put it in the coop.

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