1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

fertile eggs????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chrisarvor, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    0
    112
    Feb 7, 2010
    bulgaria
    I have had my Muscovy ducks for a while and now they are laying
    i eat most of the eggs at the moment but when i break them open i am not sure if they are fertile???
    my chicken eggs always have a tail attached to the yolk sack but the ducks dont seem to have this
    Should they be the same as the chickens ??
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    462
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    I would think it would be very similar to chicken eggs when determining if fertile or not.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    12,308
    170
    323
    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Tails attached to the egg is not a sign of fertility. The bullseye in the yolk is often a visual clue of fertile eggs.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by