Duck Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CountyGirl12, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. CountyGirl12

    CountyGirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 3 baby ducks yesterday. We don't know if they are boys or girls (we will when they are older ;) ) But when they are older we are going to build a pen for them. It said female ducks will lay eggs even if there isn't a male present. If they lay eggs, and we collect the eggs, are they going to turn into ducklings? How will we know if they have been fertilized by the male? If we collected them to late, and the male fertilized them, but we put them into the fridge, would they not turn into ducklings because they are cold?
     
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have to be fertilized eggs.There is a 1 out of 3 chance you have fertilized rggs.If one does happen ti be fertilized,and you crack it or leave it in the fridge,it's gonna die.

    Poultry animals need it's mother's heat to survive,the fridge would feel like Antarctica's blizzards falling on it.
     
  3. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Th will lay without a male.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Fertile eggs do not develop into chicks or ducklings until they have been incubated. Collect daily and there will be no problem with eating fertile eggs.
     
  5. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would have to do one of the lighting ways or something to know there is a baby duck.in them
     
  6. CountyGirl12

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    Ok. Thanks. And we wouldn't put them in the fridge to raise lol we don't want more ducklings after these are adults. We was going to eat the eggs ;) So if I collect the eggs every day after school (around 4pm) they would be good to cook and eat?
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If the eggs are collected daily, there will be no development, and they will be fine to eat.
     
  8. CountyGirl12

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    Ok, great! Thank you again :) And I don't want to make a new thread since I just made this one, but would anyone be able to tell how old my ducklings are? I saw pictures of 1 week old ducklings and the week old ones look way bigger than mine. :jumpy

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  9. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess under a week.
     
  10. CountyGirl12

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    Ok. I emailed TSC and asked them what was the age, and they said the age can be anywhere from under 1 week to 5 weeks. I don't they would be over 2 weeks old lol
     

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