- Mar 21, 2018
I have a female duck that i found she had a nest of about 10 eggs. I really didn’t want more ducks so I took the eggs but candled them right away and found 3 had veining and tiny movement. So I gave the 3 back to her. She continued to sit on those for a day but my other ducks were keeping her from eating and drinking so I moved her and her nest into one of my other pens with another one of my females. These two are inseparable. Well I moved her eggs and she sat on them some but not like I think she should. Now when I check on her she’s sitting next to the eggs but not on them. I’m worried she’s decided to not be a mom. I will find her not on her nest but if I get near the pen she’ll run over to her nest and play around in the straw. Earlier today my other gal with her was sitting on half. Any idea if it’s too late for these eggs and if moving the eggs made her not really want them. I adopted the two about 4 months ago so not sure if either have had babies before. This is my first time with this and I’m very worried about the little embryos and that they’ve gotten too cold. Any help or advice would really help me a lot. Thank you.