FIRST EGG

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WafflesNTimmy, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. WafflesNTimmy

    WafflesNTimmy Out Of The Brooder

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    She did it! She laid two eggs! I'm such a proud momma. She actually fell in the window well last night before bed (don't know how, there's a cover) and my sister rescued her and put her away because I wasn't home. Went in the house to check for injuries (she's fine) and there were her first two eggs!!!!
    Are they supposed to have a certain smell?
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A certain smell? I'll be honest, I've talked with my chickens, played with them, make noises, but I've never once smelled their eggs.... I do know they are not supposed to smell strongly or bad.
     
  3. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it have an unusual smell?
     
  4. WafflesNTimmy

    WafflesNTimmy Out Of The Brooder

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    It made my hands smell a little fishy. I cracked it open to make sure it was normal. That may have been due to the fact that it had a bit of poop on it.
     
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  5. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grats on the egg :).

    My eggs don't have a smell on the outside.

    My girls eggs that have cracked shells (happens in the cold weather up here sometimes) have a kind of acidic vinegary smell. I can smell those even when i don't see any visible cracks on the shells.

    My girls just stated laying but so far I've only ever had one egg that was pungent. She went a little nuts for the laying herbs they got for Christmas. That one egg definitely smelled like the oregano/basil/etc. in that mix. Good thing I used it a big Greek omelet that morning.
     
  6. WafflesNTimmy

    WafflesNTimmy Out Of The Brooder

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    that makes a lot of sense, thanks for the help! It was cracked and out in the cold.
     
  7. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did it also taste fishy? I've read that eggs really high in omega 3s can have a fishy taste. Eating certain foods can cause it too. Higher omega 3s is also why some fish have a fishier taste.

    (I've learned so much about eggs in the last year.)
     
  8. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you think it isnt spoiled you can feed the cracked eggs right back to your flock or other pets. My dogs hate eggs[​IMG] so i just steam them and feed them back to the ducks.
     

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