This is an Auction Formated Listing - Please do not PM to bid! - Place your bid in a reply. Bidding will start at: $10.00 Additional bids will be in increasing $1.00 increments Shipping will be via <USPS Priority Mail 2-3 days shipping> at a cost of <$15.00> Auction ends at <6:30 pm> <CST> on <Tuesday 1/31/12> Please place your bid as a reply to this classified (do not PM to bid!). Subscribe to this classified auction using the immediate notification setting when you bid so that you can stay informed! Up for bid are purebred Ancona Duck hatching eggs I will be collecting these eggs starting tomorrow and send whatever they have laid before I ship on Wednesday. I will update with how many eggs each day. My flock has both black and chocolate anconas. My hens are excellent layers only taking 1-2 month break in the fall to moult out. They easily out lay my austrolorp hens. Anconas are great foragers and efficient layers and they are much more docile than some ducks. Ancona ducks do not fly and they stay close to home while out foraging in the yard. They do not require a pool to breed, but ours get them anyway because it keeps them happy and near 100% fertility. Anconas make a great dual purpose breed for both egg production and high quality meat. Ancona ducks also are great yard ducks because of their active foraging behaviors and friendly disposition. I could just go on and on about how great these ducks are. Another very important thing to mention is that they are critically endangered and in need of preservation. We need more people dedicated to breeding quality Anconas! Although their numbers are increasing we still need to help preserve this breed because they are not out of the woods just yet. I will be collecting these eggs starting tomorrow and send whatever they have laid before I ship on Wednesday. I will update with how many eggs each day. Please pay promptly through pay pal so that I can ship them as scheduled on Wednesday. I have my flock separated into 2 groups chocolate and black ducks with a chocolate drake black ducks with a black drake I collect the eggs daily early in the morning as all of my ducks lay early. I will wipe off any dirt on the eggs, but I do not wash them. The eggs are turned daily and stored in a dark room. I package the eggs in bubble wrap and pack them air cell up in a large box with lots and lots of shredded newspaper. I hand deliver my eggs to the post office and have many labels on the box that read Live Embryos, handle with care, do not X-Ray, please protect from extreme cold and heat etc.... If you would like me to leave the box plain with no labels, just let me know and I can leave them off. I can also put your phone number and a note for the post office to hold the eggs for pick up if you would like also just send me your number and any instructions at the end of auction.