My darling little children brought home a duck egg from school. We believe it's a mallard as there are a million of them hanging out in the neighborhood. A teacher at school told them there was most likely a baby duck still in there and but it was in the mud by no nest and clearly not attended by a mom duck. So, they have dreams of hatching this thing. Right now I have it in a box with guinea pig chips, with a little bedroom light shining on it. Any hints? suggestions? Any ideas of how long I need to wait before I know this isn't working? My guess is this isn't going to work that the egg has been out of the nest too long or that the duck figured it was a dud and deserted it. My vet is no help. The wild bird rescue was just an answering machine.
So please any ideas? please?