Eating Fertile Eggs

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  1. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of getting Ducks, most probably 3 ducks and a drake. I would like the ducks to sit on the fertile eggs but when they are not i would like to know if i could eat them without worrying about eating a baby duck. Can someone give me information on ducks breeding and fertile eggs?
     
  2. bel

    bel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can eat them dont worry, the eggs dont start developing until after they are incubated, so just dont grab them from under a broody and you won't know the difference.
     
  3. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great, because i don't want to be eating a duckling!! Also, are there any differences between fertilised eggs and unfertilised eggs when cooked?
     
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    The eggs need about 100 degrees for 4 days before they start to develop blood vessels. The key is to collect daily and store in the fridge and you will never find a surprise in them.
     
  5. bel

    bel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I cooked with fertile eggs from a friends ranch and they cooked the same as any eggs.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Collect the eggs daily, and you will not be eating ducklings. Let the ducks set on them and-- well you get the picture.
     
  7. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing to worry about, Asians eat balut (ducks fetuses at 17 days of development) and they call it gourmet treat.
     
  8. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah you'd never know the difference between a fertile egg and a sterile one. If it's super hot days in summertime I'd take the precaution of storing them in the fridge just in case. But if you gather them daily and not picking up ones that have been sat on, you'll be great. They are delicious and it's awesome to have the choice of eating or incubating. Also, for me, it's nice to know my girls are happy. They're kind of bossy to my drakes...!
     

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