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Duck laid green egg...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by secuono, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    One of my ducks laid a real green egg today. Is that normal??
    I have pekin, 2 khaki and mallard hens.
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Mine sometimes lay a green egg. Could be your Khaki. I know it isn't the Pekin but I don't have Mallards so I am not sure about those. My Runners also can lay green eggs.
     
  3. Kschwartz

    Kschwartz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallards lay eggs with a greenish tint to them.
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mallards lay nice green eggs [​IMG]
     
  5. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    It would be the mallard's first egg..
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Absolutely normal for mallard hen to lay eggs in various shades of green.
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    my mallards used to lay green eggs when they were younger.. for a really cool egg you need cayugas.. theirs are black to grey
     
  8. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I had no idea ducks laid anything but white eggs. And I didn't expect her to lay this year either, she is 5wks younger than the rest and I thought it was too late in the year to start.
     
  9. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    olive green eggs... not as dark as olives, but definitely that color, that's what my mallards lay.
    and the cayugas, yep! black as new asphalt, sometimes solid black, somtimes like they'd been rolled in asphalt hash - white with asphalt black about two thirds all over, patchy. they get lighter as the season goes on, but the first couple of weeks, black black.
    my rouens lay very slightly pink eggs.
    Khakis and Golden 300s, eggshell white, not paper white... just the creamy side of white.
    runners, white or palest blue.

    I love duck eggs!
    festive on the outside, tastly on the inside.
     
  10. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
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