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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quailkid, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. quailkid

    quailkid Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of Rouen Ducks..She layes every other day or so..but none of my eggs have been fertilized! He is over a year old I just dont know what to do about it!
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Rouens can have issues due to their size. It is easier for them to mate in water than on land. Do you have a large pond for them that they can both get into together??
     
  3. quailkid

    quailkid Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a large stock tank they both get in..I have never actually never seen them do anything..and their both a year old this month.
     
  4. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    how do u know they are NOT fertilized ??
     
  5. Paintedhorsegirl

    Paintedhorsegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have 2 rouens, they mate all the time...On land..but Im curious how do you know theyre not fertilized?
     
  6. quailkid

    quailkid Out Of The Brooder

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    I candle all my eggs..
     
  7. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    So have you tried incubating all her eggs or just the first ones?
     
  8. quailkid

    quailkid Out Of The Brooder

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    I havent tryed incubating any of them. I have just been candleing them and can see that they arnt fertial. So we have been eatting them..haha
     
  9. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I thought you had to open them up and see if there is a bullseye to see if they are fertilized. Then when they are in the incubator you have to wait about seven days and if you see some veins then you know they are fertilized. You would probably have to open a few up and when you see they are being fertilized then the next eggs you start saving to incubate.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011
  10. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    you might try and put a few eggs in the incubator and give 'em a few days to see if they start to develop, then you can always throw them out or put more in.
     

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