Duck's or white hen egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ameer894, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello people
    I have 3 muscovy ducks living with leghorns! My ducks are 6 months old.I fear I will not know what egg is for duck or for a hen. I have never seen the duck laying or trying to. How could I know? Could the duck put her eggs near the hens eggs? I built for all of them seperated nests but they don't use it.
    Any ideas? I want the duck to hatch  and I want to eat the hens' eggs.


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  2. AmandaVirus

    AmandaVirus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck eggs have a waxy smooth texture to them, while chicken eggs are more of a ceramic like texture.

    Very pretty Muscovies, BTW!
     
  3. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you ... so can I know by touching the eggs? Is it sensible?
     
  4. AmandaVirus

    AmandaVirus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the shell of the duck eggs will feel smooth and waxy. And they may be more of an off-white color and be larger.
     
  5. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello
    I separated them and yes you are right my duck egg is the same size but brown.
    Just one is laying :( the other is her sister
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