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Something has smashed open and eaten my first duck egg

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This annoyed me as I wanted to try it, I would like to know who might have eaten it and how I con stop this. The poor Pekin duck was exhausted and the egg went to waste. I have 11 hens and 4 ducks in the coop, who is it?
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It could be the other hens/ducks or a predator...

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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We'll I got another egg today layer in the middle of the coop hat wasn't damaged, I will keep you posted
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Yeah smashed eggs happen every once in a while with that many birds in the coop. Probably not a predator

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I have had 5 fine eggs since then smile.png
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