Nesting Call Duck keeps pooping on her eggs!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tiger86, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Tiger86

    Tiger86 New Egg

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi all, hope someone can help me.
    I recently rescued an abandoned Call Duck from my local duck lake, i am nursing her wounds from the resident mallards & preparing her for a new home ive found (She is too small to add to my own flock.) The only problem i am currently encountering is in the last week she has laid 2 eggs & has decided to nest them herself (so i am leaving her to it), but every day i go in & find them covered top to bottom in poop!!
    Now i have cleaned them twice but am reluctant to do it anymore as i dont want to wash off the protective outer layer of the egg... But she just keeps pooping on them!
    Does anyone know if this is normal or perhaps a 'wild duck' trait??
    Any and all help on this would be appreciated, thanks.

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