Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheHighlandChick01, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. TheHighlandChick01

    TheHighlandChick01 Chirping

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    B51E9751-00F1-4CCC-8DF7-6A3954DC076B.jpeg We have three ducks, two girls & a boy, all three hatched in May. Last Tuesday we discovered our first egg. We had another one on Wednesday & then another one on Thursday. Nothing Friday through this morning or so I thought. I was just in their enclosure with them when I decided to look a little closer to see if maybe I missed an egg this morning & this is what I found hiding in the straw...four eggs! How do I know if they’re fertile? We are new to having ducks so we have lots of questions.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Congrats that’s a windfall. Crack an egg and look for the bulls eye that is a fertile egg. If you google fertile duck eggs you’ll see pic of fertile an unfertile
     
  3. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Crack them open and if they have a little white bullseye, they are fertile but still good to eat!
     
  4. TheHighlandChick01

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    Thank you both for answering my question! We are new to ducks & while we read a lot before we brought them home we obviously didn’t read enough. ‍♀️ Thanks again & God Bless! ❤️
     
  5. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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    Please ask all questions. This s what we are here for. And to encourage duck math!
     
  6. TheHighlandChick01

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    Thank you! ❤️ BTW, is there one book or duck resource you would recommend to help with our knowledge of ducks? We read a lot before we brought them home but we still have a ton of questions.
     
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  7. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    If you search some keywords of your questions here on our site, you will probably get several threads filled with great information! Honestly, BYC has been the single most helpful resource for anything backyard bird related!
     
  8. Magnolia Ducks

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    I agree this site is the best. I started with Dave Holdereads Story's Guide to Raising Ducks. I have read it at least 4 times and still use it as a reference. Dave is somewhat of a legend in the duck world.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

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