Hatching Pekin Duck Eggs
Hatch your own 8 pack of Pekin ducklings! We enjoy our ducks as fun pets around the farm, but these birds are perfect for other homesteading needs. The hens begin laying eggs around 4 months old, much sooner than most chicken breeds. They also grow faster than you can imagine. They are ready for the table at just 8 weeks old, or even sooner depending on how big you want them to grow. Or like us, you can just watch them waddle around as they free range, swim and play, and just do what ducks like to do.
I test for fertility! I too hatch my eggs and am always checking to make sure I'm sending "Hatching Eggs" when ordered. I collect eggs everyday and set aside as "Fertile Eggs". Chicken eggs I hold for 3 days, and duck eggs 6 days (Duck eggs have a thicker protective coating on the shell and stay fresh for hatching longer) before I wash and put in the fridge to sell for consumptsion.
Shipping Eggs is a Risk!!!!!!!!!!
I wrap my eggs as securely as I possibly can. I add tons of stuffing and padding to try and assure they arrive in perfect condition.
"The mail system and handling care is out of my control!"
Shells get cracked and air sacks get detached if packages are shaken, jolted or dropped. There may not be obvious signs any of these things happened, but they do. You will also have a poor hatch rate if the eggs were left in extreme heat or cold during transit. I can not avoid these issues that are out of my control, and can not afford to refund egg purchses.
Always candle eggs before you place them in your incubator to look for detached air sacks, stuck yolks, and shell cracks. I order eggs and take the risk myself, so I do understand the joys of recieving eggs and watyching them grow!
Eggs usually go out within 1 week once order is received. I will provide ETA once order confirmed. Email or phone number must provided to complete the order. A tracking number will be included with the notification the order has been shipped.
Shipping costs are not included in listed price. Buyer is to pay shipping, cost varies from order to order based on order size and location.