First time Collecting my Duckes Eggs for Incubation, any tips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KnightslilAngel, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    190
    0
    119
    Apr 14, 2009
    Milford/Norwalk, CT
    Well i have my 2 Adult girls and 1 sex-seven month old girl all in the same batch with my 1 Male, 6-7 months old.
    For the past month or so they have been VERY active. My male seams to be better at mating than the one i lost about 2 months ago.

    My girls have been laying like crazy!

    But the vet down here said that the eggs couldn't be fertile until 2 years of age. But I've heard not that mine could be fertile.

    So i have a still air incubator but my problem is that im not at my house on the weekends and i dont have an automatic turner yet.

    Should i try to incubate some eggs from monday till friday and then transport them with me.
    I hatched a little Quail doing that but i wasn't there and the caregiver broke the egg open for the chick and it wasn't strong enough [​IMG]

    So what should i do? wait and get the auto turner or try to keep them with me?

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by