That is what I did about 5 weeks ago, when the wild mallard that was sitting on her nest outside my office was killed by what we think is a fox, leaving her nest unprotected. No one thought her eggs would hatch without help but it is against the law to move the eggs. So they set there in one of our potted plants.
Luckily, they were close to their full gestation period, and two days after Mama Mallard was killed a duckling hatched. Turns out she would be the only one that hatched. Being that is was Friday at 4:45 and no one wanted to leave her to fiend for herself, I was called upon. Because I have "sucker" written across my forehead and I live on a farm. :)
|MQQ only an hour old.|
|MQQ only a couple of days old.|
|MQQ 2 weeks old.|
She will soon move outside to her own pen with access to a baby pool. It is almost complete so she will be able to spend her days enjoying the outside world. But for now she is still living in my tub and splashing in my sink.
|MQQ loves sitting on my shoulder at 3 1/2 weeks old.|
|MQQ splashing in the sink at 4 wks old.|