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    So, I got a hen mallard from a member of our club that I was supposed to euthanize and use for training. Well, she laid an egg. I know they are edible, but being a city boy, I have no idea what do do. She laid it on Sunday and it's been sitting in the box with her, I washed it off and put it back in the box with her. Can I still "harvest" and eat this egg?

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    Yes you can eat the egg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clebba View Post
    So, I got a hen mallard from a member of our club that I was supposed to euthanize and use for training. Well, she laid an egg. I know they are edible, but being a city boy, I have no idea what do do. She laid it on Sunday and it's been sitting in the box with her, I washed it off and put it back in the box with her. Can I still "harvest" and eat this egg?
    buy it a down vest & take it to bed with you at night to keep the heat going - moisten the egg on occasion during incubation -
    it takes 21 days - with that kind of personalized care the little duck, if & when hatched will bond to you for life - understand
    that ducks POOP a lot & it stinks really bad .
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    Don't eat it. Send it to me and I'll eat it.
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    Marvin...you can say that again.

    Hopefully, it won't be around much longer. Unless she produces a steady supply of eggs. Wife is getting attached to it and wants me to set it free. I need a dead duck duck for the pup to start working with. Live ducks later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    buy it a down vest & take it to bed with you at night to keep the heat going - moisten the egg on occasion during incubation -
    it takes 21 days - with that kind of personalized care the little duck, if & when hatched will bond to you for life - understand
    that ducks POOP a lot & it stinks really bad .
    Aaah, another post from Marvin recounting his wealth of personal experience.
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    Ducks can lay a huge number of eggs and they are much richer than chicken eggs. Will keep longer out of the fridge if you don't wash it.
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    On a note. I have a pair of reprobates that survived last fall HT. Susie started laying a couple weeks ago. I gave her some straw and she's made a nest with 12+ eggs. Eggs are good, but grain fed....Yum.
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    If you have any Filipino neighbors they will take the eggs, especially the fertile ones and make what is known as "balut"....not recommended for the weak stomached or those easily grossed out by something out of Andrew Zimmerman's Bizarre Foods
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    If you have any Filipino neighbors they will take the eggs, especially the fertile ones and make what is known as "balut"....not recommended for the weak stomached or those easily grossed out by something out of Andrew Zimmerman's Bizarre Foods
    After numerous San Miguel's, and a long night in Olongapo, balut is a nice top layer!!
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