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Duck Eggs - not fertile

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MotherToMoose, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    So my baby Moose has started laying eggs. She is a fawn runner and from what I've read they lay about 200 a year. I would like to start getting them out of the nester and into the fridge but I am not sure how long they can be in the nester before going bad... the nester is located inside my house so it is not getting baked in the sun or anything. Also (I'm new to this) is there any specific way to clean the egg before cracking it open?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is she sitting on her nester? Just leave a few so she'll continue to lay where you want her too then take the rest. I wouldn't leave the eggs longer than a few days if I only planned to eat them.

    I take a soft cloth and wash my eggs under warm water before cracking them open.
     
  3. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    No she's not nesting the eggs or anything... I'll have to clean them like that then, thank you for the advice!
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
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