Ducks just started laying, questions!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dawnjoennikki98, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. dawnjoennikki98

    dawnjoennikki98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to take a picture now of the eggs we've been getting the last couple mornings. I have 8 ducks, 4 are hens. one buff, one runner and two blue swedish. only two girls are laying so far. I hatched all these girls together in the bator, so they are the same age. 6 months. Since the two eggs look exactly the same i'm thinking they're from the blue swedish girls? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated! I'll brb with a photo!
     
  2. dawnjoennikki98

    dawnjoennikki98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, the photos stink lol. but here they are. there is a little variation in size, but they are all the exact same color. it doesn't look like it in the picture. they are all a light cream color. thanks!


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  3. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about eggs, but I do want to say that I'm glad you still have your ducks! Have you had any problems with the neighbors lately?
     
  5. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    There's isn't much rhyme or reason to duck egg colors even within the same breed and color.
    Ours are all over the place - especially Norie (black runner)

    Victor (F&W runner) used to lay greenish blue eggs
    Ming Mei (Chocolate runner) lays bluish green eggs
    Vinny (black runner) lays greenish blue eggs with a really heavy waxy cuticle that makes the egg look anywhere from light gray to almost black
    Moxy and Ollie (blue runners) lay white eggs but Moxy sometimes has a grayer egg due to the waxy cuticle
    Norie (black runner) lays eggs that are sometimes white and sometimes greenish blue with or without the dark waxy cuticle....

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    If you want to find out which duck is laying which egg there are a couple tricks to find out.
    If you put lipstick or food coloring around their vent at night the color can transfer to the eggs. Just match the color on the egg to the color on the butt!
     

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