Can you sell duck hatching eggs with only 1 hen and 1 drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any thoughts on this would be Awesome! Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    yes you can
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really? I have a rouen female that just started laying and I would LOVE to sell some hatching eggs! I have a rouen female and a rouen male, so I could sell full bred rouen eggs.

    Another thing I forgot to ask. How would you keep the eggs until you have enough to ship? Do you put them in frig? On the counter? In a cool dark place? How do you do that? She has been laying every day so far.

    Oh and how long do they have to lay before you can hatch their eggs?
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  5. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs will keep for 7 days before incubating them (they do keep a bit longer but I wouldn't sell anything older than a week). Keep them in a clean egg carton in a cool place - not in the fridge. The ideal tempterature is about 14 degrees celcius (about 57 degree Fahrenheit). I keep mine in the red wine section of a wine fridge. Sit one end of the carton up on something so the whole thing is tilted at about 45 degrees. In the evening turn the carton so that the other end is highest. Do this again in the morning. Mark each end of the carton with a pen so you know which end is highest in the morning and which end highest at night.

    Collect the eggs with clean hands (ie before cleaning the pen) and rub off any poop with a dry plastic scourer. Don't sell anything that has got too dirty. Don't sell washed eggs for hatching.

    When you sell the eggs you probably should also say that the fertility is not tested (unless you have incubated some yourself and have an idea of how many eggs are likely to be fertile and start developing).
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you sooooo much.

    I wanted to try and hatch some, but I have some khaki campbell eggs in right now, so I cant.
     
  7. Kevin565

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    Quote:Really? I have a rouen female that just started laying and I would LOVE to sell some hatching eggs! I have a rouen female and a rouen male, so I could sell full bred rouen eggs.

    Another thing I forgot to ask. How would you keep the eggs until you have enough to ship? Do you put them in frig? On the counter? In a cool dark place? How do you do that? She has been laying every day so far.

    Oh and how long do they have to lay before you can hatch their eggs?

    Some people put them in the fridge while others store at room temperature. However shipping asap is crucial. I wait two weeks after she starts back up laying so it gives her time to get back into the swing of things.
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You have to allow for shipping time, too, so you could only collect for a couple of days before you ship.

    But yes, you can sell them, just that you can only sell small numbers of them because you will only get one egg per day if you only have one female.
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 rouen female and a rouen male, she has be laying a egg every day since she started. for a rouen she is laying very good. I dont think they are show quility, but I could be wrong. I got them at my co-op for four dollars each, the co-op got them from a breeder in TX, so I have no idea if they are show or not. They are very pretty though. My khaki campbell drake in BEAUTIFUL! But still I have no idea.
     
  10. jamband

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    Quote:I would just confirm with some folks that what you have is really pure breed ducks.....Not to doubt you or your feed store but I have been in local feed stores here and the people are trying to sell ducks/chickens and have no clue what they are talking about. one guy said to me these are cornish cross that my friend breeds.....just sayin...

    In the long run I imagine a few more hens would be very helpful in selling eggs or if you are hatching ducklings..........In Holderreads book he say be prepared to cull 10-50% of ducklings because they wont conform.
     

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