How long after the act can ducks lay fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    I got a Buff and Khaki in August, and they are the only two laying. Sometimes the eggs have the bullseye on the yolk. There has been no hanky panky going on, so I find it very weird, though I think I read somewhere that it can be up to six months????

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    Sounds like one of your drakes really likes them [​IMG] what breeds of drakes do you have, and how old are they?
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Don't think it's that long, maybe 3 weeks at the most.
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I don't know about ducks but chicken hens can store sperm internally and continue to fertilize eggs for around 3 months.
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    30 days, if you really want to make sure, use 2 weeks as a guideline.

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