One un-hatched Wood Duck egg!

by Jim Sweetman
(Puce, Ontario, Canada)

Wood duck box nest and egg

Wood duck box nest and egg

I have taken the Wood Duck nests down and cleaned them for next year.


Found one unhatched egg.

Thanks for your report and picture - I guess Wood Ducks are like domestic ducks (which we raise) they don't have a 100% hatch rate.

Ours have often laid 10 eggs and perhaps only 8 will hatch.

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