Found a duck nest? Here’s what to do

By Julie Pollock, InsideOttawaValley, May 15, 2020 Have you noticed a nest in the yard? Or maybe on your daily stroll? Maybe there were three eggs, then a few more in the nest and you’re wondering whether you should interfere, or maybe call someone. We’re here with a duck-nest explainer to help. Where’s the hen? You may not notice her immediately. The female, or hen, will take breaks from the nest to feed a bit, bathe and preen. And she may avoid the nest when you are around.

If you are sure that the eggs have been sitting for many days unattended by the hen — and therefore unincubated — then sadly the nest has been abandoned. In this case, you can remove the eggs because she is not coming back.

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