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    Was just outside mowing and glanced into one of my raised brick planters in the front yard... there was an egg. Kinda waxy on the outside, a few brown smudges, bit of feathers stuck to it, just lying there. I did the flashlight test, real egg for sure, something inside of it. It was in a very noticable place, so must be fairly fresh.

    I think it is probably a duck egg, but how did it get there? This is 10 feet from a 4 lane road in town, we don't have foxes, I've only ever seen 1 raccoon in 7 years. Could the duck herself have left it there, to what end? Don't ducks nest?

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    Looks like a duck egg to me.

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    I think I'm going to try to incubate it. Near as I can tell by candeling, it is fertile and still viable.

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    Definately a duck egg,probably from a "first timer" new to the egg laying business travelling through. Good luck on incubating it!
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    Feathere do look like duck down....That would be cool, to get one to hatch.
    Why it's there?, don't really know......
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    candling it I see blood vessels, according to the internet that means it is about a week old and viable. We'll see, I made an incubator out of lightbulb and a styrofoam cooler as per some youtube instructions.

    I wish my son was a little older, we could do this together, but he isn't old enough to understand it now, but still, he'll get a kick out of the duckling if it hatches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    candling it I see blood vessels, according to the internet that means it is about a week old and viable. We'll see, I made an incubator out of lightbulb and a styrofoam cooler as per some youtube instructions.

    I wish my son was a little older, we could do this together, but he isn't old enough to understand it now, but still, he'll get a kick out of the duckling if it hatches.
    If it has blood vessels,then it has already been incubated for a few days,I'm thinking a critter robbed a nest close by,and you probably scared it off it's dinner! Hope it hatches!
    If it is a male,you can name it Rick,heck if it's a female,you can still name it Rick,LOL
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    I see a wall and an egg. I guess humpty dumpty got lucky this time...

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    My incubator works, I was worried about cooking it during the night. I have it setup with a probe thermometer for cooking with a built in alarm so it beeps if it gets too hot... and it didn't beep, all night, it cruised right at 100 degrees.

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