Duck egg or chicken egg??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tmfineg, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Muscovy ducks and 11 hens . The ducks are about 7-8 mos old. I get about 6-7 eggs a day. For the past couple of weeks I get about 1 egg a day that is slightly larger with a slightly thicker shell. When I crack it, the white is thicker and tends to kind of stick to the shell a little. What do you think?? Sound like a duck egg?.
     
  2. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    where are you finding the egg? In nest boxes?
     
  3. wazzy

    wazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea its probably a duck egg they are kinda greasy feeling and the membrane is thicker. Also the yolk is bigger and not as much white
     
  4. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are in the nest boxes.
     
  5. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I was going to say it was a chicken egg if it was in the boxes, but then I remembered that not everyone has nest boxes that are raised. If you have the boxes on the floor it does sound like it is a duck egg. Ducks usually make nests in the ground and do not jump up into raised boxes. Do you have a pic?

    Being that the egg is sticking to the inside of the shell and the thicker shell I'd guess duck too.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG]This is the only pic i could find but anyway Goose egg on far left, Muscovy egg in the middle and chicken egg on the right. Scovie eggs are shiny and slick feeling.
     
  7. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you can see this pic. Can u tell which is duck egg?
     
  8. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just learned how to add pics from iPad. Here is better one.
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  9. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pic Miss Lydia. I am thinking a ate a duck egg for breakfast...it was yummy!
     
  10. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, next boxes all on ground
     

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