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GREEN duck eggs??????

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I was just given 7 large green duck eggs to incubate! I have never hatched duck eggs, but said I would give it a shot.

Which ducks lay green eggs? All I know about the mother is that she is white, and one of the fathers is black.

Oh, I can't tell the large end from the small end like a chicken egg, so how do I know whick end to put in the turner?????

Any info would be much appreciated.

I'm headed back to the forum to look up some info.......

Thanks smile

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post #2 of 9

I don't know anything about duck eggs, but someone will help out soon.   
Good luck!   thumbsup
~Rebecca

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post #3 of 9

I am not really much help as I don't know the different breeds that lay green eggs, but my mallard duck lays green ones and they are similiar to what you describe in the sense that some of them are really hard to tell which end is which, usually if I hold the egg between my figures and extend my arm out to look at the egg it helps to distinguish which end is which, although some of them no matter how I look at it I am not sure.

My hubby said I can have all the animals I want as long as he doesn't have to do chores So.... I have 8 mixed breed ducks, 8 muscovies, 3 geese, 8 rabbits (plus babies in the nest), 29 chicks, 1 cow, 5 pigs (2 belong to a friend),  need to count the chickens And 4 kids ages 7-15 that sometimes act like animals
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My hubby said I can have all the animals I want as long as he doesn't have to do chores So.... I have 8 mixed breed ducks, 8 muscovies, 3 geese, 8 rabbits (plus babies in the nest), 29 chicks, 1 cow, 5 pigs (2 belong to a friend),  need to count the chickens And 4 kids ages 7-15 that sometimes act like animals
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post #4 of 9

my grey calls lay greenish colored eggs.  they have a mallard coloring to them.

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UPDATED 11/11/08, check it out!!
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Owned by:  2 goats, 6 horses, 6 dogs, 10 cats, Blue/Splash/Partridge/Cuckoo/Grey Silkies, NN, EE's, Bantam Cochins, Sebastopols, Dewlaps, Crested Pekins, Call Ducks and one VERY forgiving boyfriend

UPDATED 11/11/08, check it out!!
http://www.freewebs.com/klspoultry/index.htm
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post #5 of 9

cayugas can lay a greenish -to almost black egg at the beginning--they lighten over time...

post #6 of 9

Runners also can lay a greenish egg

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Our new Fawn Indian Runners are just starting to lay eggs and this morning, we had a green one, about the size of a XL chicken egg.

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Our new Fawn Indian Runners are just starting to lay eggs and this morning, we had a green one, about the size of a XL chicken egg.

What age do runners start laying? I currently have 4 that are only 4 weeks old but still would be interested to know.

 

*hugs* Heather x


2 Silkie's,  9 Indian Runner Ducks, 1 Aylesbury Duck and 2 White Campbell Ducks

8 Runner eggs due to hatch on or after 19th June.

4 Drakes at 8 weeks old looking for new homes.

 

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2 Silkie's,  9 Indian Runner Ducks, 1 Aylesbury Duck and 2 White Campbell Ducks

8 Runner eggs due to hatch on or after 19th June.

4 Drakes at 8 weeks old looking for new homes.

 

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post #9 of 9

If you lay the egg on its side on a hard surface, the pointy end will sit slightly lower than the round end, due to the round end having an air sac which makes it lighter.

 

My runners lay both white and green eggs. The darker the duck, the darker the egg I find.

 

Don't forget it takes 28 days for duck eggs to hatch, unless they are muscovies when it is 35, and humidity is higher during lockdown than for chickens.

 

Good luck!!

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Zoo chez moi: Feline fattie Oscar Smoloski and little Mooch, Henny ladies Nugget, Benedict, and Megan, Torty gals Rocky, Roxie and old lady Lucy (aged 85!), and cute funny Runner Duckies Badger and Daisy!

Faithful loving Canine friends Max and Cleo, and Chubby Piglets Rex and Bradley the Ginge all RIP 2010, brave Little Red Hens Lottie and Squishie RIP 2011.

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