Duck eggs are stinky

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by durpy, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. durpy

    durpy New Egg

    May 9, 2016
    Hey everyone I have a question about my ducks. I have a female Rouen and she is a consistent layer. The only issue I have is her eggs smell very stinky. Not rotten. They just smell like Duck. I was wondering if these are okay to eat? Or what would be causing this? They don't look blemished at all. It's just the smell. My other ducks lay perfect eggs as well as my chickens and turkeys. Thanks guys.
  2. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2016
    My duck eggs have always smelled like the ducks and I've had no problems with eating them. I'm guessing if the eggs don't smell like that naturally the smell might be caused by the duck sitting on the egg and, with the oil in her feathers, transferring the smell - but that's pure conjecture.
  3. Scubadiverjason

    Scubadiverjason Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2015
    Thanks. It's funny because she is the only one that lays smelly eggs. But the yolks and eggs look perfectly fine.

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