A duck egg question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cheri, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting 3 hens tues. If I find an egg out in the yard, how can I tell if it is fertile?
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    You need a drake for them to be fertile, are they with one now?
     
  3. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that part I know. [​IMG] I have 3 drakes and that is why I needed 3 hens. They will be just a few days old when I get them so they will be in the house for a few weeks. These I came going to handle so they will still love me. The boys only come to me when they want food. They actually come to the front porch. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think you'll just have to incubate them to see if the males are doing their job. No other way really.
     
  6. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okie fine. I had a female once before but she would just leave them. I will tell my hubby we need to build a small incubator. Since they will only be a few days old we have plenty of time. I can't wait. It has been 4 years since I had baby ducks. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2007

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