EGGS IN FEBUARY

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks laid an egg today. I went over and it was frozen. why are they laying when it's so cold and how can I keep the eggs from freezing? I am worried. the first egg they ever had I let it freeze. I feel like its all my fault :(
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    They will just lay even if it is snowing :/. You'd have to get the egg as soon as it came out. Don't worry, it's not your fault it happens to us too ;).

    HS Pye
     
  3. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you just throw the eggs away?
     
  4. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your ducks laying inside a coop? Mine have taken the short days off and haven't started up again. When they lay in freezing weather I keep them inside until I am sure most of them have laid, which is usually just after daylight. I then let them out and gather the eggs. Occasionally one will wait until she gets outside. If I get it before it is frozen I keep it, otherwise I get rid of it unless I am going to use it immediately. If they lay any in the pond I just fish them out with a potato hook.

    Good luck and keep us posted![​IMG]
     
  5. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are cracked I usually feed them to the dogs. Otherwise frozen eggs are just fine to let thaw and cook and eat.
     
  6. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks guys. They are in a pen. Can You eat febrile eggs.
     
  7. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *fertile not ferbile
     
  8. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is safe to eat fertile eggs.

    HS Pye
     
  9. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you! :) also can you feed duck eggs to ducks bc I heard someone say that. Would that be like a cannibal or do they enjoy eggs.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    My ducks don't care for cooked egg now they like the crushed egg shells but not the egg itself.
     

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