Duck just destroyed an egg and it looks like a hardboiled egg almost, but a scrambled egg consistenc

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HottentotTeal, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
    My duck carried an egg out of her nest over to the feeding tray i lay out for them and she began breaking the egg. I went in and took it out and removed the food and water, since it got contaminated and it looks like the inside was filled with a rubbery light yellow filling.

    I rinsed it more or less to pieces in a water tub to see if there was a duckling in it, but i didn't see anything.

    I took a picture of what was left of the "egg insides" below. It's about half the original piece.

    Anyone know what happened?

    She laid 6 eggs, rolled one into the pond which was 2 weeks older than ll the rest. This one i am not sure which egg it is, but i think it was the last egg, since i didn't see a number on the shell.

    They are supposed to start hatching around 03-22 to 03-28 for a time reference. This egg was possibly laid 18 days ago (egg 2) or 14 or 15, which is when i think she laid her 6th egg.

    I didn't see any marking on the egg, so it may be Egg 6, but i have been avoiding disrupting the nest/eggs since Egg 5. That was the last time i labeled them. I figured she was done by then.


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