Anyone interested in testing some duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by TattooQ27, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. TattooQ27

    TattooQ27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    UPDATE: We have enough people on our list of egg testers and won't be adding to the list. The following people will be getting eggs at some point as long as the ducks cooperate....

    Pampered Chicken

    Thanks everyone!!!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. Pampered Chicken

    Pampered Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    Can I see picures? What are the temperments? How much do you think shipping would be? Thanks
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I'd give it a try... just a few, though.

    ETA: I see that you are in NY, that wouldn't be too far to ship. I have a cabinet incubator & hatcher. Also, I keep detailed incubation records. Let me know if you still need testers.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  4. TattooQ27

    TattooQ27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I edited my original post to show a picture. They are pretty laid back ducks, especially the drake. He will let you hug him and pet him and he will hug you back. I don't know about the drake but I am pretty sure the ducks are not show quality so their offspring would most likely be pet quality as well. I think shipping depends on how many eggs you would want.
  5. TattooQ27

    TattooQ27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I am willing to ship out to whoever wants to test them, the more the merrier. I figure having different people give it a try can't hurt since it seems like results can vary from incubator to incubator. How many would you like?
  6. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    I' in just let me know what to do.
  7. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    I could hatch 24+
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i could test duck eggs for ya, i have a few of my own i need to throw in the incubator, im in arizona

    ETA: Oops! I was reading it all, saw shipping $1. It would depend on the cost to ship to 85638....
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  9. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your duck hens are sitting on the eggs as you say, those hens intend to hatch their babies out themselves. Depending on how long they've sat on individual eggs, you run the risk of some of those ducklings dying because they are in the incubation process already beneath the mama ducks and in shipping, would get cold and die. When I'm testing fertility as you'd like to do, I mark the eggs already laid and only take the newest eggs that are not marked out of the nests but leave the older eggs for 30-34 days beneath the hens unless the hen abandons the nest. I hope this helps...
  10. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I believe OP was suggesting that the ducks all use the same nest... not that they are sitting on the eggs.
    I could be wrong, though.

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