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new to ducks but I have a problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tatma 43, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. tatma 43

    tatma 43 New Egg

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    Hello all,,, I am new to ducks and they have been doing well... I have a nest full of eggs but I got home last night to a terrible thing... My son let them out to get their daily swim and feed them when he got home from school and when I got home two two females were gone completely and one was laying in yard. Coyotes dont come to property during the day and I found what looks like falcon feathers in the yard. So I have all these eggs and no female to sit on them,. How can I tell if they are viable I was not expecting this so I dont have an incubator.
     
  2. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

    How long have the females been sitting on them?
     
  3. tatma 43

    tatma 43 New Egg

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    sorry internet issues.... they sat on them for a week. I had never had ducks so I wasnt sure if I should collect them like chicken eggs or what. Now they are gone and I collected them up last night and got 30 eggs. I candled them but didnt see anything. Only the yoke. I am pretty sure they are no good anymore as they sat out for that long. they were in the shade all the time and under hay so I guess I will have to try again with the next females I get.
     
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