Mallard

Asked May 15, 2019, 11:04 AM EDT

A mallard duck began to nest next the entrance of our school. The front doors constant activity scared her off after laying only two eggs. She abandoned them, and the eggs were left for 36 hours in 42 degree outside temps. Are the eggs still viable if placed in an incubator?

Warren County New Jersey poultry

1 Response

If it didn't drop below 42F, they MAY be viable. If there are only two she hadn't started incubating them yet - she would usually wait till she had many more before incubating.