Eating fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by emsdial911, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. I know that if I collect the eggs daily and get them in the fridge they will be ok to eat but if I miss one how long does it take for development to start and I crack an egg open to find an embrio? [​IMG]
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    the red dot shows at around 3 days, but if you don't have a broody you won't see anything, you need a sitting hen to get them started
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    If your duck was sitting on an egg constantly for two - three days- you would find the beginnings of the embryo forming, just a few small veins- day five would be worse with you being able to see the actual embryo as well. Also during summer months it is possible that you could see development if the duck is sitting in the nest all night- hot temperatures during the day can continue the incubation process- so its always best to collect eggs daily if they are for consumption - and any that are questionable dont use.
  4. Ok thanks.
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    If I forget to bring in an egg, I just leave it for the crows

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