PLEASE HELP! JUST FOUND MY FIRST EGGS AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO

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  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ok, so I went out to do my usual pool change and I was looking in my goat house and found that Road Runner by female buff duck had laid 2 eggs. I looked around and found another under the rabbit cages.

    What do I do?
    How do I know if they are fertile or not?
    What do I look for?

    My female is not sitting on them even though she has made a type of nest.

    HELP PLEASE!!!!!

    This is my first mating pair and my first set of eggs!

    I am so excited yet so worried and ive been up since 3 this morning and OMGOSH!

    Please help!
     
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Ducks or chickens? Regardless, if the mom is going to incubate them, she will lay them in a nest, but not start to sit on them until she's basically done laying the clutch. That way they all get incubated starting at the same time and will hatch around the same time.
     
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  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ducks.
     
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you wanting to do with them? Have them hatch them?? If so, then your hen needs to be broody and sit on them. If she is not broody, then she will not sit. You could gather the eggs, but them big end up in an egg carton and put them in a cool place for a couple of days and see if she goes broody then you could put them under her, if not, your other option is to incubate them.
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    When I look at them how do I know if I should put them in an incubator or the refrigerator?
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:DO you want breakfast or more ducks?

    If you want more ducks = incubator
    If you want breakfast = fridge
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I want more ducks , but im not sure what the condition of the eggs are.
    Its dark in the goat pen, and they looked kind of green. The other egg looked goo an white though. This is her first time so im not sure if she is one of those broody ones or if she just runs around. She made a nest, so I thought she might be broody, but im not sure.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    If it is her first eggs, its not a good idea to hatch them, she needs to grow up a little bit.....
     
  9. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If ducks are like chickens, you do NOT want to set the first eggs. Give her some time to get her egg laying apparatus straightened out.
     
  10. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
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    With all that ^ being said....... I hatched my chickens first eggs and that is the best hatch I have had so far this year......
     

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