Abandoned duck eggs?

Asked June 26, 2018, 10:12 PM EDT

I have a bush In my front yard and a duck has claimed it as her nesting location. She had been there for at least three days nonstop and this evening we noticed she isn’t there. At first we looked and didn’t see any eggs, no we didn’t touch her nest just moved the bush a bit, then about and hour and a half later we noticed she wasn’t back. This time her eggs were exposed but she was no where to be found. How long do I leave the eggs out there before calling wildlife and irnuncubating them?

Virginia Beach Virginia

1 Response

I would just leave them. A female duck will lay several eggs before she starts incubating them. The eggs are fine till she is ready to incubate them.