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Answered 2008-07-17 17:17:14

yes. normally its because they didn't hatch when they were spposed to or something scared the parents away.

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Can you touch duck eggs?

No if you touch duck eggs or alert the duck to the fact you know where her best is she may leave and or abandon the eggs

Will mama duck leave her eggs if you touch the eggs while she is gone?


Does the mother duck ever leave her eggs to take breaks?

No. She was a full time Duck Mum :)

After duck eggs hatch do the duck and baby's leave?

No they dont even though they can swim and run the moment they hatch

Will a female duck ever leave her eggs?

Yes. The duck will sit on the clutch of eggs until they hatch in about 28 days from when she starts to sit on them. She does leave for short periods to eat and drink when there is nobody around. Be patient, the eggs will hatch, and soon there will be a brood of ducklings.

What should you do if you found a duck egg?

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How do you stop duck eggs from hatching?

I think that you can just leave them in a cool place, because eggs need to be warm to hatch.

Does a duck leave the nest after the eggs hatch?

Not usually. If their eggs do hatch they will most likely stay behind to raise their ducklings.

Can you leave the eggs with the ducks will they still hatch?

If the duck remains and sits on them there is a good chance they will hatch.

Will a mother duck leave her eggs?

It is possible but most of the time the mother will return for her ducklings and care for them.

How big are duck eggs?

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For how long will a female duck leave her eggs?

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What color are duck eggs?

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Mallard duck nesting on about 17 duck eggs and 3 chicken eggs should remove the baby chicks from her when hatched so she will stay on the duck eggs until they hatch?

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Where can you find chicken and duck eggs?

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Do people eat duck eggs?

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What happens if duck eggs dont hatch will mamma duck know to leave nest?

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Can a chicken hatch duck eggs?

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What do I do about a duck laying eggs in your bushes?

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Can you eat fertilized duck eggs?

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