duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chicken 101, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. chicken 101

    chicken 101 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi BYC where I am it is spring time and I am getting duck eggs but I don't know if they are fertile how can I tell if they are fertile with out cracking them

    P.S I do have drakes
     
  2. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You either have to crack them open or incubate them
     
  3. chicken 101

    chicken 101 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok I will incubate them then
     
  4. chicken 101

    chicken 101 Out Of The Brooder

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    one other thing how do I tell what breed the egg is from I have Indian runners pekins and Muscovy but the Muscovy take longer to hatch can I incubate then together
     
  5. kanyonsmarans

    kanyonsmarans New Egg

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    oes anyone know how to keep a hen from laying her eggs in water? {duck}
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the muscovy egg should be more cream colored while the mallard derived breed eggs are anywhere from white to green/blue
     
  7. chicken 101

    chicken 101 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok are the Muscovy eggs bigger then the runners or pekins
     
  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no not necessarily. Its a case of sometimes yes and sometimes no
     
  9. chicken 101

    chicken 101 Out Of The Brooder

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    all of my hens are last years hatch
     
  10. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok that doesn't really have anything to do with the eggs being from which mom. But glad to hear that they have a good home :)
     
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