Chicken or duck egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EmmaKnight, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. EmmaKnight

    EmmaKnight Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 12 eggs yesterday and I realized one of them was massive. I think it might be a duck egg but I do not know. Here are pictures of the egg (circled in red):[​IMG]
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    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could very well just be a large chicken egg, or maybe a double yolker, maybe.
     
  3. Louise Waffles

    Louise Waffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck eggs feel different than chicken eggs. Kind of waxy. You can scratch the surface with your fingernail, and some will come off. The shell is much, much thicker, and I think they are heavier than a chicken egg of the same size would be.
     

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