Fertile 5 month old Khaki Campbell drake?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Realtree4, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Realtree4

    Realtree4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2014
    My khaki Campbell's were hatched out mid-March and I have 1 male and 3 females.....which have all been laying a month(ish). I have seen the bullseye in the eggs so I "think" they're fertile?

    The reason I'm asking is someone wants to buy hatching eggs from me and I'm such a newbie with that! Other than having a broody chicken and letting her do all the work, I have no experience in hatching eggs. The size of the eggs are the slightly larger than a store bought chicken egg, I just don't know if they're large enough yet to hatch out ducklings? And what age are drake usually to get a good hatch rate? He doesn't seem to have a difficult time mating!
  2. Blue Rooster

    Blue Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2014
    Duck eggs are a lot larger that chicken eggs. Two duck eggs equal 3 chicken eggs.
    To be sure that the eggs are large/strong enough i would wait about a month and then hatch some out. And as long as your drake is mating with your females i think the fertility rate will be high.

    And a white dot/bulls eye means the egg is fertile.

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