Ducks first eggs

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scott
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Ducks first eggs

Post by scott » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:35 pm

Can anybody advise me of a couple things,my two campbells have just started to lay eggs,or at least one of them has.Are the eggs fit for eating right away or should I wait awhile.
The eggs are a bit messy,what is the best and safest way of cleaning them as I have read different views.
I give my chickens and ducks tap water to drink,the ducks also have paddling pool with water butt water which is changed every 2-3 days.Of couse they drink loads of this whilst splashing about,will this have any effect on their eggs?would I be better putting tap water in their pool?
Any helpful tips ?
NEWTODUCKS
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Re: Ducks first eggs

Post by NEWTODUCKS » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:17 am

Hi,
The eggs should be fine to eat. I just wipe the muck off with a damp cloth,as the shells are porous dont soak in water as it may absorb some along with the bacteria on the outside.My ducks splash around in and drink water from a water butt too, with no ill effects.
scott
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Re: Ducks first eggs

Post by scott » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:05 pm

thank you
todays egg,my third was broken in the middle of the floor
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