Can call ducks lay non fertile eggs? For eating..??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tlammy, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or no...?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, and they can lay fertile eggs for eating. No drake = non fertile, drake = probably fertile. Either situation = eggs good for eating. [​IMG]
     
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  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Some people are grossed out by the idea of fertile eggs, but it's no big deal.
    I DO understand that the idea of eating a fertile Call duck egg is very unappealing...when you could hatch it! [​IMG]
    If your hens are in with your drakes, the eggs MAY be fertile, but due to the time of year, they may not be. Right now, mine aren't.
     
  4. anp

    anp Out Of The Brooder

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    My question is, how do you know when they are fertile and when they are not? I know after a period of time you can candle them but is there a way to tell whether or not they are fertile beforehand?
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:The method I use it to crack one open and if I see a bullseye, I know they are breeding. I then assume those after should be fertile.
     

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