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Call Duck Egg Help Needed Please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by alexwilko, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. alexwilko

    alexwilko Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all can anyone help me please.... I have male & female call ducks & on Tuesday of this week I excitedly found our little ladies 1st egg. Being rather excited I rang my mum who has chickens to see what I was best to do with it, leave it, take it out, eat it! Mum suggested to mark it & put it back & she might lay more, which she has done we now have 2!!!

    Now here is my question! What do we do with the eggs? I'm scared to crack them as I don't know what might be inside them with us having male & female. She doesn't seem very broody at all.... If they have baba ducks inside shouldn't she be sitting on them to keep them warm? Can the eggs be eaten? I've read that fertile duck eggs can cause meningitis & ecoli.... Not good when u have 2 toddlers who love eggs!

    If anyone could help I would be extremely grateful..... Thank you in advance x
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Well i don't know where you heard that about fertile eggs but that simply is not true, we use my Muscovy eggs here and i own drakes and i have had babies, so i know there are some fertile ones lol

    They won't have baby ducks in them till she starts to incubate them, meaning sitting and keeping them warm, she clearly isn't interested in doing so, i hear mixed things on the broody level of calls, mine have yet to come into lay so don't know right now.

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  3. alexwilko

    alexwilko Out Of The Brooder

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    She is coming up to 9/10 months old now feel like we have had them forever! (Not sure if that a good or bad thing ha ha!) she is certainly not interested in sitting on the eggs at all! As soon as his lordship (mario the drake) leaves the coop she is off waddling after him!

    I read it on another forum about fertile eggs, I'm just freaked out at the thought of cracking an egg & what might be inside! [​IMG]
     
  4. HardizzlesFlock

    HardizzlesFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is just like a chicken egg. There will not be anything different in it than if you bought it in the store. I eat them all the time. Your duck will not sit on them so you should just put them into the fridge
     

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