Duck Egg Found In Water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovy94, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I incubate a duck egg i found in the shallow part of the pond or is it no good?
     
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Why couldn't you? Isn't the shell suppose to be water proof? Look good for cracks in the egg. I'd do it unless someone has a legit reason why you shouldn't.
     
  3. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont see why not, give it a go and find out [​IMG]
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dave Holderread, in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, says he once incubated an entire nest full of submerged eggs--they had been submerged at least 12 hours, during a sudden deluge. He says all (or nearly all--I don't remember exactly) hatched and did great. I say, why not try?
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ducks lay eggs in water!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] ive seen them mate in water but never in almost 2 years ever seen an egg in water!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Id go ahead. I mean Im sure its still good if it was sunk. If they float they are bad, yucky , and stinky eggs
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    guess that gives a new spin on water birth [​IMG]
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Cute! [​IMG] And yes, my silly Pekin sometimes lays her egg in her little pool! Silly girl!
     
  9. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you think about it, them laying an egg in pool must be very comftable for them [​IMG] :p
     

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