Remove infertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alaskaduck, May 21, 2019.

  1. Alaskaduck

    Alaskaduck Chirping

    May 1, 2017
    I have 4 Welsh Harlequins, 3 ladies, 1 drake. The drake only mates with one of the ladies and they all lay in the same nest. One has gone broody and I’d like her to hatch a duck and only one egg looks fertile out of the 9 she’s sitting on. Will I risk her abandoning the nest if I take out all but one egg? Or could I replace them with wooden eggs for her peace of mind?

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