frozen, but uncracked duck eggs..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    this morning i came out to two eggs, one of maudes, layed in the open as usual, cracked to heck and completley frozen, gonna eat it.

    and a mallard egg in the house in a nest, it's cold, maybe frozen, but no cracks, and fairly clean so I'm assuming it was layed recently.

    my question is...I'm not sure if it's fertile, but if I wait for it to warm up, and place it in the bator with my other egg, if it is, would it still hatch or is it more or less dead? and I should eat it??.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I would go ahead an eat them - try the next ones in the bator if you can get them soon enough after hatching.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they freeze solid, I think it's safe to assume they've lost all viability. I would think it's the equivalent of trying to hatch a hardboiled egg.

    I would just thaw it and cook it.

    -Kim
     
  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    I will go ahead and remoive it from the bator then, I went ahead and put it in, but if theres no chance, then I guess I've got breakfast tomorrw!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing wrong with breakfast! [​IMG]

    Just keep an eye out for more eggs as they gear up for breeding season.

    -Kim
     
  6. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    I have a feeling that if I keep eating my frozen eggs, I'll be all duck-egged out, and the urge to eat one won't hit for a long time [​IMG]

    I had three for breakfast the other day...i'm starting to look at our lovebirds egg,and wonder what they taste like...[​IMG]
     
  7. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have room in the incubator and want to experiment then put one in. You can candle it in a week and see if it needs to be removed or not. After a thread about how someone has been able to hatch out eggs whose insides were reading at 42ish F I'm convinced eggs can survive through a lot.

    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  8. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    'tis official, i'm duck-egged out xD..no more eating any for a few years [​IMG]

    I've decided that I'm not gonna incubate any other eggs besides lil' eggbert for a while, I'm not sure what i'm even gonna do with this duckling, if the egg hatches, fiance says I can't keep it [​IMG]
     
  9. papagoose

    papagoose Out Of The Brooder

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    My DW put 13 chicken eggs in her 'bator that were "frozen but not cracked" on the 16th of the month. She checked them yesterday and they have all veined but 2 of them. We are in Central Minnesota and all the eggs we have picked up from the coop are frozen. If chicken eggs will incubate after freezing, duck eggs should too!
     

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