newbie pekin duck egg questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by silrps13nathan, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. silrps13nathan

    silrps13nathan Hatching

    Aug 13, 2013
    okay so my girlfriend and i bought 2 pekin ducks from TSC, well she talked me into it because "they were so cute and fluffy" lol now they are 6 months old and we managed to get a male and female. i knew she was going to start laying soon and we made our whole backyard their home. yesterday i was coming inside from putting new water in their pool and out of the corner of my eye i spotted what looked like a spot where one of the ducks had made a nest, i moved some of the leaves and discovered 3 eggs in there! so the egg laying has begun. this morning my girlfriend found another egg in there so were assuming she is laying 1 a day. the new egg we took and put in our fridge. my question for now is will the other 3 still be okay to eat or should we pitch them? my guess is they have been in the nest for about 4 days in the hot florida heat. any and all help will be appreciated. we dont want to hatch eggs but only use them for eating/cooking. again, thanks in advance

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