call duck lays egg

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  1. ashleymikia

    ashleymikia Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have two females in on pen together because they were the only ones to survive a trip to Minnesota and they are about 5-6 monthes and one of them laid an egg. Now about aug I took the male that was with them away. It was just an unfertilized egg right? I know its a stupid question but I'm a 19 year old who has never had calls and the internet won't tell me anything I'm trying to find. If you can help that would be great thank you
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not a stupid question. Yes, it's an infertile egg. Birds can retain sperm for a period of time, but the drake has been separated far too long.
     
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  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    No the egg you have is not fertilized. Birds don't stay fertile that long after mating. You can can toss it, eat it, or blow it out and decorate it, but it won't hatch. :)
     
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  4. Starkasm

    Starkasm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a stupid question, you don't learn if you don't ask :)
    And you are right. It is not fertile.

    My Mother-in-law thought you needed a rooster or the hens wouldn't lay eggs. I explained to her that wasn't the case. You learn new things at any age. :)
     
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  5. ashleymikia

    ashleymikia Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you :)
     
  6. ashleymikia

    ashleymikia Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you too all of you :)
     

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