Single egg abandoned by broody? Do they do that?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2011
    Snohomish, WA
    My muscovy duck has been such a good first time broody to 11 eggs. Yesterday she was off the clutch a little more thn usual, and I did an egg count. The chickens had added 2 more eggs to her clutch, which i removed as usual, but I noticed a single ducky egg had been removed and separated by at least 12 inches. I brought it in and checked for viability (it's for sure growing a duck, I see veins), so I stuck it in the bator.

    Is it unheard of for a mama to kick an egg out? Can they sense if one is going bad? I made sure she resat on the remaining 10 eggs...

  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    no , she just lost the egg, most will pull them back under it they see them.

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