egg help! 0_0

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SmallFarmer93, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. SmallFarmer93

    SmallFarmer93 New Egg

    Mar 2, 2014
    Hey everyone. I'm very new at raising farm animals. My family and I kind of fell into raising chickens and ducks (we went to a store in search for a rabbit and ended up with ducks and chickens instead). I've looked up a lot on how to raise them and they've all grown just fine. But I'm fairly stumped when it comes to the eggs. We want the duck eggs for hatching and the chicken eggs for eating. I've found three brown eggs (I was told they were about that age to lay, but my father told me it'd be a few more weeks. He had chickens growing up) so I'm not prepared at all. I don't know if they are duck eggs or chicken eggs since our chickens are allowed to be where we keep our ducks. Any help would be great. I don't want to make a mistake. =)
    I've posted a photo of the three eggs.The one on the far right is the largest and was no where near the ducks. The other two were found with the ducks and I think my sister said she saw the duck lay the one with wax on it and leave it in the mud (but there's a chance I misheard her and she just saw it in the mud in their pen). It got cracked and I read on a post here that wax helps.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2014
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    To me, they all look like chicken eggs.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    X2 ... also it looks like your chickens are black sex links, they usually lay brown eggs and the white crested ducks usually lay white eggs ... and Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Same here :)
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Very nice flock!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
  6. SmallFarmer93

    SmallFarmer93 New Egg

    Mar 2, 2014
    Thanks everyone. I'm sure they all are as well. Found another egg in the rabbit pen and I know the ducks can't get in there. But if I already put the ones I wasn't sure were duck eggs under a heat lamp and all that for hatching (like I said, I thought I had more time. Which apparently I do.) Would they be bad to eat now? They've been there for a couple of days.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed


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