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Posted: 10/2/2011 2:42:17 PM EDT
Found a nest that one of my Khaki Cambell hens has been hiding. Probably an easy 1 1/2 dozen eggs. little bitch has been holding out on me lol. I'd hate to waste them all. Any way to tell if they are safe to consume? Thanks
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 2:44:26 PM EDT
See if they float. If they do then don't eat em.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 2:52:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By n3awalk3r:
See if they float. If they do then don't eat em.


Cool thanks!
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 2:59:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tac45:
Originally Posted By n3awalk3r:
See if they float. If they do then don't eat em.


Cool thanks!


How many ducks do you have
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 3:03:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bat-Masterson:
Originally Posted By tac45:
Originally Posted By n3awalk3r:
See if they float. If they do then don't eat em.


Cool thanks!


How many ducks do you have


1 Drake, 4 Hens. Most of them just drop the eggs where they stand. This one hen has decided to sit on them.

Link Posted: 10/2/2011 8:01:13 PM EDT
Why not let her sit on them and see if any hatch. It should take about 3 weeks + a day or two. If it works, you may have lost a few eating eggs, but if you gain a few more egg producers, it will be worth it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 8:40:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By n3awalk3r:
See if they float. If they do then don't eat em.


does this work for all eggs or just duck eggs?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 8:28:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 8:28:56 AM EDT by Feral]
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:47:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 2:49:41 PM EDT by tac45]
Originally Posted By lumper:
Why not let her sit on them and see if any hatch. It should take about 3 weeks + a day or two. If it works, you may have lost a few eating eggs, but if you gain a few more egg producers, it will be worth it.


I thought about it but she has so many she cant possibly sit on them all. She will have a mound before to long lol. Plus I dont think I can get away with any more ducks at my current residence. The nieghbors have been nice enough to not complain to code enforcement so far.

My GF has an incubator so maybe I will incubate a few to see what happens. I will just have to find another home for the ducklings.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:14:28 PM EDT
You could always go with the Century Egg consumption method http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg (may not be safe for weak stomach types).
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:38:43 PM EDT
Crack open any questionable eggs in a bowl outside. If they're good, bring them back in and cook away. If they're bad, there will be no doubt in your mind.
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