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Songster
Apr 24, 2016
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We have some Rouens that are laying really well right now. According to Metzer, Rouens lay about 35% blue/green eggs, and we are getting about that from our five hens. But my husband and I want to know:

Do some ducks lay all blue eggs or do all ducks lay some blue eggs? :) For example, if you had 100 hens, would 35 always lay blue eggs, or if a hen laid 100 eggs would 35 of them be blue? We had been getting one blue egg every day (and anywhere from 3-5 eggs each day) but today we had two blue eggs out of four. We're just curious what the percentage refers to. Thanks!
 

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Chirping
Oct 1, 2017
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We have some Rouens that are laying really well right now. According to Metzer, Rouens lay about 35% blue/green eggs, and we are getting about that from our five hens. But my husband and I want to know:

Do some ducks lay all blue eggs or do all ducks lay some blue eggs? :) For example, if you had 100 hens, would 35 always lay blue eggs, or if a hen laid 100 eggs would 35 of them be blue? We had been getting one blue egg every day (and anywhere from 3-5 eggs each day) but today we had two blue eggs out of four. We're just curious what the percentage refers to. Thanks!
I dont own ducks but I do own chickens and I know that if a chicken lays a white egg for example, thats the only colour she'll ever lay. The same goes for blue/green. If a chicken lays a blue egg she will continue laying that colour. So basically if I answer your question: some ducks lay all blue eggs. Hope that helped:)
 

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Songster
Apr 24, 2016
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35
101
UP of Michigan
I dont own ducks but I do own chickens and I know that if a chicken lays a white egg for example, thats the only colour she'll ever lay. The same goes for blue/green. If a chicken lays a blue egg she will continue laying that colour. So basically if I answer your question: some ducks lay all blue eggs. Hope that helped:)

Awesome, thank you!
 

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