How do I know if there's a duck in my egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sirchrisd, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. sirchrisd

    sirchrisd Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    32
    May 17, 2011
    I just got up (I work graveyards) and there are two eggs in the duck pen. But, how do I know if they've been fertilized? I don't want to waste them, but if there's a duck there, I'd rather expand the brood. I put them up to light and can't see anything, but I would think that's too soon anyway.
     
  2. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    candle them put a flash light on them and see inside!
     
  3. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    394
    0
    109
    Jul 1, 2010
    Bedfordshire, England
    Well if you have seen your ducks doing the deed then that at least ensures they could be. You'll have to wait a few days before you see any development (veins), so incubated these couple and see if they grow. If not, don't bother incubating more unless you can be be sure there is a chance they're fertile [​IMG]
     
  4. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:hehe yah
     
  5. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes like AdamD77 said, you need to incubate or wait to see if your hen will sit but that wont be till shes got a full clutch.(at lease 10 eggs) I would incubate. lol Good luck, ~Julie~ [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by