Eggs in Water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Roddonna, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Roddonna

    Roddonna In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2013
    First off I would like to say Hi to all of you and thank you in advance for your input.

    WE have 2 Pekings and one Swedish Mallard

    our Pekings have just started laying with in the past few weeks and we thought that 1 of them was just a little slow in laying seeing that she has not produced anything yet.

    That is until I cleaned out their pond. I raked up 5 eggs that were in the middle of the pond.

    this being said I tossed them out because for 1 I have no Idea how long they have been in there and for 2 I dont know if they are safe to eat.

    The other Peking lays in the Grass around by the fence.

    how do I get her to stop laying in the pond?

    Are the eggs safe to eat if I get them out after she lays them?

    Thanks again.
  2. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    Dallas, Ga.
    I retrieve eggs out of our lake all the time and eat them.
    As long as you know they are fresh they are fine.
    If it sinks, it's fresh.
    If it floats, throw it out.

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