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Laying hard boiled eggs???

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So I have a really weird question. First of all I'm not a troll, this is an honest question. My wife and I recently bought a couple ducks from a guy. We have one rouen female and one mallard female. Recently they started laying about 4 eggs a week. 2 of the eggs that we have collected have been hard boiled. They are not laying in any specific spot, just around the house. Has anyone ever heard of this? We live way out in the cut so It's not anyone playing tricks. We have just been mystified by this.

post #2 of 34

Were they swimming in your hot tub?    big_smile

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post #3 of 34

welcome-byc  That is really weird.  I hope someone on here can give you an answer.  I'm curious about that too.

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Happily owned by 7 fluffy butt girls: 1 BO, 3 BA, and 3 Cochins.  Also have 11 hermit crabs, 2 giant african millipedes, a ball python, and a wonderful irish wheaten terrier!  2 awesome boys who love them all!

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I thought maybe one was in a tarp and maybe it got steamed. Too many maybes though, and it was about 15 feet from the tarp so it would be hard to believe it "steamed" in there and rolled out. The other was found in a ditch by the side of the house. Sorry no hot tubs lol smile

post #5 of 34

HARD, hard boiled?  Sometimes if an egg is really old, it will be kind of dried out inside, more jello than eggy...  i've also heard of some people having ducks that laid drier eggs.... i think you need to post some pictures...

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post #6 of 34
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They have been HARD, hard boiled. Perfect for deviled eggs, IF I knew how they got that way. We seperated the pairs to see exactly which duck is laying these crazy eggs. If it does happen again I will be sure to post a picture of said egg.

post #7 of 34

Hard boiled with a thick white and powdery yolk, or just thickened like they were older.

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If you aren't living for something, you are dying for nothing.

Don't trouble Trouble until Trouble troubles you!
My lady be wary and heed to the lines of this verse: To let a fool kiss you is stupid, to let a kiss fool you is worse.

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post #8 of 34
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They were not powdery at all. They looked like they just came out of a pot of water. It didn't smell bad or anything.

post #9 of 34

You  must  have  a bionic  superducks!

Hire a lawyer, a  consultant,  then  patent  them,  you might   be  on  your way  to  richies!

Can you  imagine   how much   power will be saved   worldwide   using   hardboiled  eggs  coming  from  birds?

It may  even  prevent   Global  Warming   and save our planet!

Good  Lord  made birds  of meat   for us  to eat.
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Good  Lord  made birds  of meat   for us  to eat.
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post #10 of 34

Might I suggest that the cute little smirk on your wife's face suggests that she knows all about those "hard boiled eggs".winkbig_smile

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