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Duck Not Sitting on Eggs?

My duck disappeared about a month ago. I didn't know my duck had about 12 eggs. The father is still around, but idk if he sits on the eggs or what. What should I do with the eggs?

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March 31, 20170 found this helpful

I am sure you don't have an incubator but you need a warm area to keep them. You could try a box with a light but I think you need to keep the temperature around 99 degrees and a bit humid.

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May 8, 20172 found this helpful

Keep the eggs in an environment that is between 98 an 101 degrees, better too cold than too hot.
Rotate the eggs one half turn one to two times a day. Keep the eggs moist. This can be done by spraying them with a light mist every time you rotate them. When it come time for the eggs to hatch, you will see the beak of the ducklings poke through the shell, at this time be sure you do not assist the hatching process, they will come out on there own time.

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After they have fully hatched, let the dry off in the box or incubator they are in. The duckling will not swim on there own but they need food and water. It is best to let them have access to water with lots of duck weed but still be able to walk back on shore if they want. Hope this helps and good luck!

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September 28, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you all I Read a lot you are a lot of help

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March 31, 20170 found this helpful

We farm, and have chickens and ducks. The males only sit on them for very short periods of time to relieve the female while she eats. If it has been a month, they need to be pitched as they will attract snakes and such

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March 31, 20170 found this helpful

It takes 28-35 days for an egg to hatch. You need to keep them in an incubator or they won't hatch.

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April 2, 20170 found this helpful

It seems you are saying the eggs are at least one month old? If that is the case, since ducks only lay one egg per day, at least one of the eggs is 30 days + 12 days old (or more?).

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I do not believe you will be able to hatch these but they may still be safe to eat and use in recipes.
Here is a site that has information about duck eggs:

www.fresheggsdaily.com/.../handling-and-storing-eggs.html

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

wildliferehabber.com/.../duck-information

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