These are my two ducks. I believe they are a mix of Indian Runner and Cayuga. My drake has a shiny emerald green color to his head and part of his neck. In fact that is how he got his name tonight...Emerald. My female is Gabby and they are both about 15 weeks old now. I think she is laying. Also, I saw Emerald trying to make his move with Gabby while they were swimming today. The 4 chicken hens like to lay in the duck's coop sometimes as well as their own. I am having difficulty identifying which might be a duck egg.
For the past two weeks I have found one egg by itself in the nest in the duck coop. I think it may be Gabby's because all the other hens eggs are accounted for lately in their coop. Unless someone is popping out two eggs in one day, which I think is unlikely. The egg in question has been white with a blueish/greenish faint tint to it and oblong shaped, almost like when the girls lay a double yolk egg. It is longer than the chicken eggs every time. Could this be Gabby's egg? I am going to try an experiment in the morning and keep the girls in their coop and just let the ducks out in the chicken yard for the first few hours of the morning to see if I find an egg.
The chickens in the photo with the ducks are about the same age give or take a week as the ducks. I hatched those chickens this spring. Two of the three amigos are roosters, of which one might end up dinner if he doesn't stop charging me. They are all bunk mates in the same coop, being they have been raised together almost since day one.
The left side is the duck's and the right side is the adult hen's coop.
Edited by TattooedKeeper3 - 6/6/13 at 11:04pm