fertilization question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lach Cnoc Farm, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i just put 2 of my golden X runner duck eggs in the incubator yesterday afternoon. They were clear when i popped em in and today I can see a little spot in the yolks. does it mean they're fertile?

    I really hope so, we just lost the daddy to an eagle, the same one that tried to fly off with a chicken this afternoon, right in front of us! We scared it off by yelling at it luckily, but then it sat and watched while i threw everyone, including the ducks into the coop. then flew off not even a minute after i was done, very disappointed I'm sure....

    They nest all over the hillside behind our property but I'm starting to wish they weren't endangered! Dang these floods and bad Salmon seasons! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Obviously they aren't endangered where you live... you keep feeding them!
     
  3. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the very first time we've ever had a problem with them. we've only had 1 hawk before, got one of my splash OEGB hens last year, then left when i put the Owl statues up... ha..ha [​IMG]
     
  4. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you wont really be able to tell until at least day 4...but you have at least a months worth of fertile eggs from that male so dont be discouraged if these arent...as long as he was not killed more than a month ago...because the female will keep the males sperm inside her for at least a month
     
  5. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's GREAT to know, I was worried i might have to watch for rotten ones or take them away and do it all myself!

    Hopefully I will have a new Muscovy boy tomorrow

    Then maybe a new non-scovie drake next saturday. [​IMG]
     

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