Cayuga duck eggs, coating and color question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Coffeemama7, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Coffeemama7

    Coffeemama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Cayuga duck, and her first eggs had a blackish, tarry coating. I washed it off, and the eggs seemed fine. It has been a few weeks, and the coating is all but non-existent. Is this normal?
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:YES! Some panic when they see the first few black eggs and others are disappointed when the eggs get lighter and lighter. She may do the same on her next laying cycle.
     
  3. Coffeemama7

    Coffeemama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, as long as she keeps laying, the eggs will just be green with no coating.
    Huh, we knew about the coating, just did not realize it wouldn't last forever!
    Thank you for the reply! I love this site!!! It is a weekly part of our kids education!
     

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