Eggs change colour?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by meridian35, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. meridian35

    meridian35 New Egg

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    My nine month old runner started laying about five weeks ago, a lovely "duck egg blue" egg almost every day and then suddenly about 3 weeks ago, no blue egg! Has she stopped laying or do their eggs lose their pigment? It was great when they were blue as I could distinguish them from the Aylesbury eggs, now I can't. Help please
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that Cayugas start laying black/grey eggs at the start of their laying cycle, and that the eggs turn white by the end, so it could be possible. Are you absolutely sure that she isn't hiding the eggs somewhere, and that you're not mistaking Alsebury eggs for Runner eggs?
     
  3. meridian35

    meridian35 New Egg

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    Maybe i did confuse them. But what happened to the blue eggs? They have been locked down because of avian flu so nowhere to hide eggs
     
  4. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem lol..... My 4 Khaki Campbells are all in lockdown and although I was getting 3 eggs every day, a week ago, I haven't had ANY for the last 6 days :/
     
  5. wcfinklized

    wcfinklized Out Of The Brooder

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    What are symptoms of bird flu? Do small flocks nor may get it? Newbie here
     

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