lots of pekin questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spyshot, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. spyshot

    spyshot New Egg

    Aug 5, 2013
    i have raised up two pekin ducks since they were chicks on my 3/4 acre pond. recently someone gave me 4 more. the first two are males and hatched around 4/1/13 and the other 4 i'm not sure of but they seam a little smaller and from what i've read, i have a couple females. i'm interested in gathering the eggs to eat but i have questions. i see that they won't lay until they're around 6 months old, but when they do...

    how do i know if an egg is fertilized or not?

    will they roost on the egg even if it is not fertilized?

    do ducks mate only one time a year?

    if it is fertilized and i gather them daily and put them in the fridge, will i even notice if one was fertilized anyway?

    thanks for your help on this.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    [​IMG] I am thinking you'll get all your questions answered right here https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
  3. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    Central Maine
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013

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