I found some abandoned eggs. Can I take them to a rehab center to raise them?

April 1, 2009
Often wildlife rehabilitation centers are not able to incubate abandoned eggs due to the demands of other patients and likelihood that the eggs may longer be viable. Photo by ceropegia via Birdshare. Often wildlife rehabilitation centers are not able to incubate abandoned eggs due to the demands of other patients and likelihood that the eggs may longer be viable. Photo by ceropegia via Birdshare.
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Rehabbers almost never incubate eggs. If the eggs have fallen from the nest or been handled by people, the chances are just too great that the growing embryo has been shaken. If the egg eventually hatches, the hatchling is likely to suffer from grave deformities.

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