My patio has an uninvited guest, how do I get her to duck out?

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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. It may be possible to relocate the nest, but I would contact your District wildlife biologist with OR Department of Fish and Wildlife to render assistance. You can get contact information for your District Bio by calling ODFW headquarters at (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

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