Duck nest with eggs - Hen has abandoned?

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Kinda worried now, everytime I looked today, no Hen!

    The eggs are nestled in, almost completely covered with brush and down, but I haven't seen the Hen every time I look.

    I hope it just my timing, and that all is well
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Hopefully it's getting close to hatch and the eggs are warm enough now that she does not have to sit on them nearly 24/7. It's supposed to be approximately 28 eggs days.

    I really hope you do get a hatch. Baby ducks are my favorite animals. Peep peep peep.

    They love to eat earthworms in a big big way.
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I hope they make it to the hatch too!

    If worst comes to worse, I can easily get a bunch of earth worms near my back yard shed.

    I'm still hoping the Hen will raise all the way though
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    She looks like a Mallard?

    When my eggs hatched I just dug up the worms and feed them to the mom and magnificent balls of downy cuteness.

    How many days to you think it's been?
     
  6. Todd_Sails

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    Yes, a Mallard,

    I know it's been at least 14-21? Maybe more?

    Haven't looked to see if she's there yet this morning, I'll do that soon.
     
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    well, if she doesn't come back, you may have to be like the guy on the video :) I'm sure she'll be back. I'm excited to see the little ones.
     
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    Hahaha!
     
  10. Todd_Sails

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    NO sign of the Hen :-(

    The nest is all nestled in, the eggs are almost covered, and I haven't seen the hen on them in over a week.

    I'm just going to leave things alone, but I think she was taken somehow, or has abandoned the nest/eggs.

    Oh well, such is nature I guess
     
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    hopefully she'll be back Todd by the time they hatch. Otherwise you probably will have to step in.
     
  12. Todd_Sails

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    I'm thinking the eggs have already gone bad inside and won't hatch.