First egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Anna-MN, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Anna-MN

    Anna-MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my ducks are 16 weeks old. They are Cayugas and Golden Hybrids. Today I found a small tan colored waxy egg in the coop amongst a bunch of chicken eggs. The ducks and chickens are intermixed in the same coop and run. Could it be a duck egg?
     
  2. ChickenAndMore

    ChickenAndMore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck eggs are smooth while chicken eggs are a little rough.
     
  3. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It must be a chicken egg. Your ducks are too young still. Although it might be a duck egg. Usually they don't start laying until about 18-22 weeks. I'm not sure what color the golden hybrid duck eggs are. I'm assuming white but could be wrong. Your Cayuga will lay black eggs at first and then they will change to a gray and eventually to white. I'm assuming a chicken laid it but again I'm unsure of what the hybrids egg color is, so it could be possible you have an early egg laying duck.
     
  4. Anna-MN

    Anna-MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what would make a chicken egg waxy?
     
  5. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure. I have no real experience with chickens
     
  6. wafflechicken

    wafflechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The fact that it's waxy says duck egg to me. Is it possible your ducks are older than you think?
     
  7. Anna-MN

    Anna-MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, they are 16 weeks old I am sure of it.
     
  8. Anna-MN

    Anna-MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well today was the third day I got a waxy egg. The first two came in as pewees and this one bottomed out the scale, even past jumbo.
     
  9. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Than it must be a duck egg. Maybe the hybrid lays sooner than other duck breeds?
     
  10. wafflechicken

    wafflechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going say, I'm no massive expert but I've never seen a waxy chicken egg and yet... wow that's early for the ducks and yet.
     

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