Hello All! I've been checking BYC since acquiring day-old chicks (2 brown red Ameraucanas & 2 white Silkies) and 2 Pekin ducklings one week before Easter this year as a 4-H project for my daughter. Sadly one Silkie (possibly a 'Roo) didn't make it but all the rest have grown up and we've been awaiting our "First Egg" for awhile now. All the chicks are hens and the ducks turned out to be a hen and a drake.
TODAY WAS THE DAY!!! I had just finally decided to officially join BYC when my daughter came up from the coop and yard pen with a big "Hurray! We've got our first egg!"
What I'm NOT sure however, is who laid it? I was just down to the coop to put them in for the evening and had a SECOND Egg! Yay! I know they aren't the Ameraucanas, because they're white. My problem is that they are a bit small for Pekin duck eggs and I suspect too large for a Silkie - it's about the size of a store-bought large. Do ducks start with smaller eggs that increase in size as they lay more? I've read (here at BYC) that this might happens when the pullets finally decide to lay (whenever that might be). Just wondered if anyone can share about the ducks. My DD Grandmother always had Pekins around her home so I'm familiar with the size her nesting hens would lay and they were about double these two.
Any help would be appreciated! --Momma Cass
Edited by MommaCass - 9/26/15 at 8:31pm