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Collecting eggs in summer

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Happycheese, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Happycheese

    Happycheese In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2010
    Carlisle, PA
    So last time I had eggs, it was much, much cooler - at the highest 75. Now my hen is laying again after a month break and it's 85-95 degrees in the sun! They are in the shade though, it's much cooler.
    I haven't seen my drake breeding with her since she went broody on her first clutch, will these be fertile? Should I leave them out and when there's 12 or so, incubate and test fertility? I know the fridge is too cold, for the next batch where do you guys keep your eggs? basement? an A/C'd room?

  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    You should be able to leave them at room temperature until incubation. To test fertility, crack one open and look for the bullseye.

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