A duck laid eggs in my flower pots—What do I do?


Ducks sometimes choose odd spots for their nests, and this seems like a good example. If all proceeds as normal, the ducklings will hatch in about 21-39 days, usually counted after the last egg is laid. After hatching, the female often broods on the nestlings for another day/night, in part to help groom her feather oil into theirs.

If you want to relocate the nest, I highly encourage you to contact your District wildlife biologist with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. You can get contact information for your district biologist by calling ODFW headquarters at (503) 947-6000.

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