Duck Egg Sizes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AddictedToQuack, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. AddictedToQuack

    AddictedToQuack Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that when ducks start laying, their eggs will be on the small side and you may get some weird things. I only have two ducks laying at the moment. They are consistent every morning. My cayuga lays eggs that average around 68 grams. My Welsh harlequins eggs average 56 grams. At what stage to they become larger and how heavy can I expect them to be. I know the potential for larger eggs is there as my w.h. laid one the other day that weighed 91 g. It was a monster double yolker.

    Thanks,
    Chris.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oooh, so much depends on the duck and the circumstances. I think the runners' eggs more or less evened out after about 4 months of laying. We still get the occasional smaller egg, especially when they taper off before molting.
     
  3. AddictedToQuack

    AddictedToQuack Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Amiga,

    What is the average weight of your runners eggs? 4 months eh....? Seems like a very long time.

    Anyone else reading this, feel free to post your average egg weights. Please indicate your ducks breed and age.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    About 70 grams, or 2.5 ounces.
     
  5. AmandaVirus

    AmandaVirus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The average for mine is probably about 70-80 grams. I have two Anconas and a Blue Swedish that have been laying for a few months. The largest I've gotten was 118 grams! I've also gotten 111 gram and another 100 gram egg.
     

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