Duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MamaMarcy, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2011
    Snohomish, WA
    we have 4 muscovies mixed with our chicken flock...2 are girls.

    We keep getting a weird egg mixed in with the chicken eggs, and are wondering if maybe they are from the ducks?

    They are almost translucent, pale cream colored, and very very smooth with HARD shells. Yolks & whites are thicker thn most hcicken eggs nd the whites are very very clear with no coloring. Today there were 2, one on the ground outside in the run and one in the duck's house itself (there's a chicken house & duck house that both open to an enclosure)
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Quote:Sounds like your girls are laying. Congrats.
  3. laurien

    laurien New Egg

    Jan 27, 2012
    I find our duck eggs are like that too. Almost look dirty. We have one that was laying dark grey speckled eggs and they have faded to nearly cream. Not sure why but the eggs seem fresh and tasty still. Maybe they're getting ready to molt?
  4. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    Our Muscovies at first laid really pale-shelled eggs. Like you said, almost see-through. After their system really kicked in, they started laying much bigger eggs that had pale green-creamish looking eggs with slightly darker green speckles. Ducks eggs have much stronger protein bonds than chickens, it's very noticeable, so it does sound like your Scovy girls are laying with your chickens.
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Yep.. i agree with the rest.. and i must add at this point holy freakin' cow is a duck egg shell hard! [​IMG] such a change from chicken eggs.

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