First eggs - Chicken or Duck?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blessedholler, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. blessedholler

    blessedholler Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I know this is probably a dumb question but is there a way I can tell if these eggs are from my chickens or ducks. I know that duck eggs are bigger than chicken eggs but since these are the first eggs from any of them and they are always together (the chickens and ducks) I'm not sure who laid the egg(s). One from yesterday (smaller) and today. The chickens and ducks are the same age (about 20 weeks). The bigger egg is about the size of a jumbo store bought egg. Thanks.

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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the egg on the left is a duck egg.
     
  3. blessedholler

    blessedholler Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I was kind of thinking that too.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    what breeds do you have?
     
  5. blessedholler

    blessedholler Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chickens are Easter Eggers and the ducks are Rouen and Khaki/Mallard mix.
     
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  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    the little egg does have one of those easter colors, not always blue, I have had diff colored eggs from ducks. my rouen was an off white colored egg, my rouen/call mix was smaller egg, almost green. now I have a rouen/call/cayuga mixed duck to young to lay.
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  7. blessedholler

    blessedholler Out Of The Brooder

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    love your pics! I was thinking that the bigger egg was too big to be a chicken egg, especially for just being the second egg. Would the duck lay one like the small one for its first egg, I'm not sure. The color does seem like it could be an EE color from what I've seen. I love your avi pic!!!! are those from your chickens and ducks?
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    baby ducks with hen that hatched them, the mom is brown duck, the goose is "just" a friend.
     
  9. fallenangel79

    fallenangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] my ducks eggs :)
     
  10. fallenangel79

    fallenangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute :)
     

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