New Duck nest found

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Beckyski, May 1, 2016.

  1. Beckyski

    Beckyski Hatching

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    As I went out to get the paper this morning, I disturbed a mother duck that had laid one egg. I did not see her until she flew away.
    She sat in my front yard for awhile but has now gone. The egg is uncovered. I am afraid I scared the mother away and she will not return. Should I cover the egg a bit?
     

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    She may have decided the place is too risky, and abandoned the egg.

    This is a question I would ask a local wildlife rehabber. Covering it won't keep it warm enough, I think. So if you want to keep it viable, I think you'd need to keep it closer to 95F. I am not a hatcher, though.
     

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