Wild ducks and egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sroseb, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. sroseb

    sroseb In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2016
    We've been watching these two wild ducks fly in and land on one of our buildings for a few days. (We're in South Texas, close to Corpus Christi.) Today, my son ran in with an egg he found in the yard, next to a palm tree. He showed me where and we put it back for now. But this led to many questions and I only knew of one place that could potentially help me answer all of them!
    1) Do ducks lay eggs in trees? Could it have rolled out of the palm tree? If not, should we leave it there and see if she lays more?
    2) Will she take it back after he touched it?
    3) What if she's just laying but not broody?
    I don't know what type of duck. My only pictures are with a cell phone but I will try to attach them. I read that wood ducks will lay in trees. BTW, the duck egg is about the same size as my chicken eggs back home.

  2. birds have almost no sense of smell so she would probably take it back if she is broody

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