Duck Eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunAngel, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I got my first duck eggs of the year today!! Yay! I am not sure who laid them, they seem bigger than the few eggs I got last fall from my Muscovy. So I am assuming one of my 3 Swedish laid them. I have no clue if they are fertile, but since my incubator is already running with eggs in it...I couldn't help but toss these 2 eggs in there. I mostly just want to see if they are fertile or will develope veins. I hope I can see inside the shell.

    How many days should I wait to candle them? I have never tried incubating duck eggs before.
     
  2. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I got my first duck egg today also. I just bought my ducks last week so I am brand new to this. I think mine was from my Cayuga hen. My husband ate it for breakfast [​IMG]
     
  3. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, probably shouldn't talk about eating eggs in the incubating and hatching forum. I would like to hatch some out eventually though...
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Congrats to you too! Hope hubby enjoyed his breakfast [​IMG]
     
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I wait 7 days for first candling, things are fairly obvious at that point.

    Good luck on the fertility!!
     
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thanks [​IMG]

    Ok, 7 days it is. Wasn't sure if it was the same as chicken eggs or not!
     

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