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Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs

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Mallard Duck Hatching Eggs

When you purchase the Mallard Hatching Duck Eggs, you have an opportunity to hatch and raise arguably the most widely recognized of all waterfowl species. Males especially exhibit rich and deep colors and plumage and make them very popular. Wild Mallards are common in almost all parts of North America, making them very popular as pets for a wide variety of waterfowl enthusiasts. The Mallard Duck is thought to be one of the first wild duck breeds to be raised in captivity by some early Asian and Roman cultures, and it is thought that the Mallard duck is the breed from which all other domesticated duck breeds originated, including the Pekin, Rouen, Cayuga, and Swedish Ducks. This information is evident by the fact that all domestic duck breeds exhibit the "drake feather" to differentiate males from females, and the Wild Mallard is the only known wild duck breed to have this characteristic.

If you have a successful hatch of Mallard Duck Eggs, your baby Mallards will grow into a beautiful, yet small bird that can fly handily. It's best to handle this bird often as a duckling so that it acclimates to it's owners and it's surroundings. This will help your bird realize where its home and food source are and hopefully keep the bird from flying away permanently if you prefer not to clip the wings. If you prefer a larger bird that is similar to the Mallard but lacks the flying ability, we recommend the Rouen Duck

These Domesticated Mallards and Mallard Hatching Eggs are used for a variety of purposes including pets, hunting game, exotic meat products, and showing ducks. Like most waterfowl, it's best to acquire Mallards when they are very young so that they develop an inherent comfort around humans.

Hatching Duck Egg Info

To ensure your own duck eggs hatching an incubator is required. These are available at a wide range of websites and also at local farm supply stores. To hatch fertile duck eggs, it is of primary importance that you follow the specific instructions that come with the incubator you are using. We can provide basic instruction for hatching duck eggs, but it is best to use the instructions for hatching ducks that will come with the incubator you have purchased.

Fertile Duck Eggs can be safely transported for about 10 days before they will no longer be hatchable. We guarantee fertility in at least 80% of the hatching duck eggs that we ship for your order, and we recommend you candle the duck eggs in the first few weeks of incubation to check for fertility. Though we cannot guarantee that any or all of the fertile duck eggs will actually hatch, we will give you a refund for any hatching eggs that appear infertile if it is more than 20% of the total eggs received. It is imperative that you report the infertile hatching eggs within the first few weeks in order for us to process any refund.
Product Facts

Mallard Duck Info

  • Weight - Males: 2.5 - 3.5 pounds ; Females: 2 - 2.5
  • Duckling Description - Hatching eggs will hatch into a duckling with a black back and some yellow patches. They will have a light yellow chest and abdomen, and the duckling will have a mostly black head with yellow stripes above the eyes.
  • Color - Males: Green heads, brown chests with gray and black plumage, blue trimming on keels, orange feet
    Hens: Dark and light brown plumage, blue trimming on keeps, orange feet
  • Egg Color - White

Average Customer Review: 1.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.


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Mallard Duck Eggs April 24, 2014
Reviewer: Deborah DiFalco from Wappingers Falls, NY United States  
The shipment came packed very well no damage.I was not notified of the possible
shipment date and when the postman came he left the box outside my home in 30 degree temps for a couple of hours. When I returned home I took them in and let them sit till room temp and put them into the incubator. With fingers crossed we waited. after 3 weeks they rotted. We threw them away. Maybe we will try again next year only when the weather is warmer. Thank you

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Dear Deborah,

I'm sorry to hear your eggs did not make it. Our duck eggs are shipped as soon as our staff can process the order, as stated on the product page this is usually 2-5 business days after purchase. Due to this quick turn around, we do not inform customers of the arrival date, simply a shipping confirmation. The eggs are shipped in an insulated box and so the temperature would not have had any great effect on the eggs. Hatching eggs is a difficult and delicate process, even more so on a smaller scale. I hope you have better luck next time.

Harry, CSR

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Duck Eggs April 22, 2014
Reviewer: Toni Gellerstedt from Jacksonville, FL United States  
Unfortunately, our buying experience this year was not very pleasant.  We ordered 20 duck eggs on Tuesday, April 8th, and were guaranteed delivery by Friday, April 11th.  Unfortunately, when I called to check on our shipment on Friday, they had not yet even been shipped.  Again, we were told that they would be shipped immediately, and when we checked our shipment again, they did not go out until 5 pm that Friday.  Our eggs that were supposed to be shipped out over a week prior, were delivered several days after guaranteed delivery.

--Dear Toni,

Thanks for your review!  We do not have a system to guarantee any sort of delivery date, as you describe.  Rather, we will simply ship out duck eggs within about 2-3 business days of receiving your order (as stated on the product availabilities).

-Austin, Customer Service Rep.

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