lots of pekin questions

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

  1. spyshot

    spyshot Hatching

    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

    [​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 Songster

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

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