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Duck Eggs turning purple

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CHICKENLADY123, Aug 6, 2010.


    CHICKENLADY123 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2008
    I had 5 duck eggs under our chickens. One hatched, One kinda hatched and I found it the next morning (looks like mom kicked it out of nest) and now...a week later, surogate Mom is not sitting on them and they have large purple coloring on the bottem of them.The eggs are Rouen"s and are normally green. Put them under chicken because momma duck was not interested. Are my eggs done ??? Don't want to throw them away just in case.

    Now.... momma duck is ready to sit on them ( five weeks later). She commandered our chickens nest and is sitting on non fertilized chicken eggs. I shoved the remaining duck eggs under her. How long should I wait until I toss them ? The eggs are about 6 weeks old. It is the purple coloring that has me worried.

  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    That is most likely bad bacteria growing in them. Eventually the pressure will get so great that the eggs explode. A smell you cannot get rid off, that bad. I would carefully lift them out with a plastic ziplock bag and close the bag up. Really touching can make them blow up, and I'm not kidding.
  3. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

    Apr 24, 2010
    NW Alabama
    treat them like a live grenade.[​IMG]

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