egg fertility???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by monster1, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. monster1

    monster1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i only let my pekins out of their pen twice a week while i am home on my days off. the pond is outside the pen so they only use it twice a week as well. how long will layed eggs be fertile after the male mounts the female? he only does this in the pond. the females lay an egg a day in the summer months. will the eggs layed between "pond sessions" be fertile until the next time out? reason being, i want to collect some eggs to incubate once they start to lay again.

    thanks,
     
  2. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be OK. I believe it's 2 -3 weeks. I know I have picked up eggs about a week and a 1/2 old with no drake with them in that time and have had them fertile.

    Julie
     

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