My Duck Lays Her Fertile Eggs Under Water!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Animal Lover, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Animal Lover

    Animal Lover Hatching

    Jan 11, 2012
    I have a white Pekin, and what looks like a mallard hen, but its something else and he's a Drake.. Well, my pekin Has been laying eggs for a while now, and since i've let her free range, along with my Drake, she has been laying all of her eggs in the pond, close enough to the bank that I can reach them when I put my muck boots on though. I want to incubate these eggs, but I don't know if they will hatch after being under water. Heck, I just noticed yesterday that there were any eggs in that pond at all! But, I kinda figured there were some, because when I had them penned up with a kiddie pool, she'd lay them all in there most of the time. They have been free range, and sleeping and swimming in that pond for almost 2 whole months now, so there's no tellin' how long those eggs have been under there! My question is, will they hatch after being under water? Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. sarahmf

    sarahmf Hatching

    Feb 14, 2013
    I'm currently trying to save some eggs that I found in the water. One wasn't completely submerged and she is doing very well, I am not sure if the others will make it. I have had a few go bad and the others dont have veins yet, one developed a blood ring, but im giving them a little while longer. I'm trying to incubate them, to me it's worth it to give them a chance if you want to do it.
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    It's possible some will hatch but your hatch rate will probably be affected quite a bit. When are you letting her out of the coop in the morning?

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