As duck eggs are larger than hen eggs, a smaller number is given to the hen.
The color of duck eggs ranges from white to a polished black.
All duck eggs which are at all badly soiled should be washed before they are set.
We rested in one of them all night, where we found vast quantities of duck eggs, and the eggs of other birds which breed there.
On visiting the nest next morning, all the duck eggs were found put out of the nest on the ground.
Eggs for hatching must be shipped when they are fresh as duck eggs tend to deteriorate in quality quite rapidly.
An incubator tray will accommodate about 5/6 as many Pekin duck eggs as it will hens' eggs.
Any place suitable for keeping hens' eggs for hatching is a suitable place for duck eggs.
Since duck eggs deteriorate more rapidly than hens' eggs they cannot be kept so long before they are set.
Duck eggs for hatching must be gathered each day and should be put in some cool place to be held until they are set.