Fertile duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PDurkin, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey yall quick question:
    I've had some ducks since last August and they started laying in March. I had 3 drakes: 8 hens until last week when one of my drakes didn't return from free ranging. A wild mallard hen joined my flock in February and she just set on some eggs. I have seen my black runner drake and my WH drake try to mate. I haven't seen it successful 100% yet but then again I don't watch them 24 hours a day. I ordered some fertile chicken eggs to put under my broody mallard so she has something to hatch. What are the chances that the clutch she is sitting on now are fertile? Its a collection of all my ducks eggs, about 12. Should I put these fertile chicken eggs her, or in the bator? I am curious to see if the eggs under her now are fertile. Thanks!
     
  2. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody?
     
  3. Kaylah

    Kaylah Out Of The Brooder

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    from what I have heard if shes sitting on them she believes that they might be fertile. After 7 days you could candle them and see. If you have the new eggs already I dont see the problem in putting them with the eggs she already has. just a thought
     
  4. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks -- anyone else have some input?
     

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