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Bizarre duck egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ole McFarland, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Ole McFarland

    Ole McFarland New Egg

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    This morning I found a duck egg from one of my 2 year old rouen ducks right next to the water pool. They always lay in their box so it's placement alone was bizarre to us. The egg has a plastic bag looking skin around it. I pulled some off to investigate but since I've never seen this before, I left it as is for the most part. Does any one know what this is or why it happened? All my duck eggs are presumed fertile.

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  2. AnconaDuckFarm

    AnconaDuckFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It was probably just a one time mistake. Maybe a lack of calcium or vitamins. Did it freeze at all?
     
  3. Ole McFarland

    Ole McFarland New Egg

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    No freezes here in Central Florida yet. Any idea on what the sac or skin around the egg shell is? The shell is hard, the stuff around it is a lot like the lining that is around the inside of an egg. Thoughts?
     

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