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Why do ducks push eggs out of the nest?

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When they do that they're not fertile or have gone bad ie they're no longer alive in there. Just remove them if you see them out. Also it's a possibility that she's on too many eggs. Sometimes other hens will lay their eggs near the sitting hen then push them under her! Nice huh? I always candle my eggs first before I throw them away. Don't leave them there or the birds MIGHT eat them.

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