Which eggs to harvest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mrmegary, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. mrmegary

    mrmegary New Egg

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    Sorry if this sounds dumb..... We just bought our first ducks! We have had chickens for years but never had a rooster. We want them to hatch eggs but we also want to eat their eggs. How can you tell the new eggs from the fertile ones?
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Well, what you want to do is just mark all a duck's eggs once she goes broody. Just draw an X on them. Then when you collect eggs, just take the ones without an X and momma duck will get to keep the ones she's incubating. This is what I do with my ducks and chickens and it works well.
     

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