Bright Green Egg White

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nyssa03, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Nyssa03

    Nyssa03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi - my daughter just called and said they cracked one of the duck eggs and the white was "green" --had a "grassy" odor. All the eggs I have given them were very fresh -- less than a week--- Any ideas? I got a bunch of lettuce from Costco and chopped it for them last week, but nothing else is different that I can think of. The ducks are Runners, Ancona and Saxony -- no idea whose egg it was.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    That does sound very strange. I have not seen that in fresh eggs, only occasionally in very old eggs and I had assumed it was some kind of bacteria.

  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Weird. In chickens, thats nutritional caused by them eating acorns or shepherd's purse. My Storey's Guide for chickens only states it's the yolk though.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013

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