I actually like our duck eggs more than chicken eggs. Duck eggs are alkaline (base) and chicken eggs are acidic. Not sure if that really affects flavor, but it might help if you get IBS with chicken eggs??
I'd think that if they tell you not to store hatching eggs in the fridge that, yeah, it would basically render them non-viable... Just my thoughts though.
We always eat fertile eggs...everybody ducks and chickens have boyfriends
You just put them in the fridge and they never do anything...they even sell fertile eggs in the store, say they are more nutritious??? whatever they taste good! The duck eggs taste a little more "eggie", but not really a big difference, they make really poofy cakes
You may be able to get sexed ducklings at the feed store now that it's spring...I'd get like 3 so he has many women to satiate him!