Hatch Ducks From Shop Eggs

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If you're quacking up under Lockdown, do what this lady did:
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She took three eggs from a packet of duck eggs she got in Waitrose, and incubated them. They've hatched and are now her pets. I don't think you can do that with chicken eggs, anyone know why duck eggs are fertilised if you buy them?
 

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If you're quacking up under Lockdown, do what this lady did:
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She took three eggs from a packet of duck eggs she got in Waitrose, and incubated them. They've hatched and are now her pets. I don't think you can do that with chicken eggs, anyone know why duck eggs are fertilised if you buy them?
The article said that almost no one can tell the difference between the sexes with white ducks so that inevitably there's some hank panky in an all femail supposed flock and some eggs are fertilized. And there are so few duck eggs sold that no one really cares that a few may be fertilized because you can't tell unless you incubate them.
 

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Assuming that a drake was around to fertilize the eggs and assuming that they were fresh,then yes perfectly possible.The hen bird dos'nt start to incubate the eggs until all of them (up to ten or so) are laid so that they all hatch together.
 

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A story involving ducks and other types of eggs.

For fish eggs, getting gobbled by a duck kicks off a harrowing journey that includes a pummeling in the gizzard and an attack by stomach acids.

But a few eggs can exit unscathed in a duck’s excrement, possibly helping to spread those fish, including invasive species, to different places, a new study finds. It’s been an “open question for centuries how these isolated water bodies can be populated by fish,” says fish biologist Patricia Burkhardt-Holm of the University of Basel in Switzerland, who was not involved with the work. This study shows one way that water birds may disperse fish, she says.

Birds’ feathers, feet and feces can spread hardy plant seeds and invertebrates (SN: 1/14/16). But since many fish eggs are soft, researchers didn’t expect that they could survive a bird’s gut, says Orsolya Vincze, an evolutionary biologist at the Centre for Ecological Research in Debrecen, Hungary.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fish-eggs-can-hatch-after-being-eaten-pooped-out-ducks
 
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