Egg color and who might have laid the egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WriterofWords, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    How can you tell the difference between a green chicken egg and a green duck egg? I thought I had some hen laying beautiful green eggs, because they were in a nest with some brown and white chicken eggs. I also have Runner ducks who lay green eggs, but these aren't as big Hershey's eggs. I caught a duck sneaking out of the nest so now I'm not sure if they are chicken or duck eggs!
    Is there a way to tell visually?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    duck eggs feel a little 'waxy', chicken eggs don't
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Why do I see a bunch of green eggs in the bator just to see what comes out?
     
  4. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    because its best to be 100 % sure
     
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes.. duck eggs are "waxy"
     

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