Duck eggs getting smaller?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smiles-N-Sunshine, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be losing what little bit of my mind I haven't already lost [​IMG] , but I'd swear my ducks' eggs have been getting smaller the past few weeks. In the summer, they were about USDA Large to XL, now I'd say they're about USDA Medium to Large.

    These are 10-month-old Khaki Campbells. No drake. I get an average of 4 eggs daily from the 5 of them. They free range and eat mostly Purina Flock Raiser (20% protein) plus veggies. Our temps have been in the 50s down to the 20s. They sleep in the chickens' coop on pine shavings. No other noticeable differences in the eggs, just smaller.

    So, I wouldn't call this a "problem" - just very curious, and I haven't seen it addressed anywhere.

    Thanks! [​IMG]

    Bryan
     

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