FIRST EVER DUCK EGG!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by blondiebee181, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my dear little Runners laid her first egg this morning!!! Mommy is just so thrilled!!!

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    The duck egg is the one in the center, the others are chicken eggs. It's not big, I thought it would be a little bigger but that's a question I have. Are young duck first eggs like chicken pullet eggs? Where they start smaller and then grow a little larger? Or are Runner eggs just smaller in general? Also, this one is sort of a mottled brownish-green...what color do Runners lay? I have a Black and a Fawn and White...will the color tell me whos it is? All my chickens lay different colors so theirs are easy, lol.
     
  2. ppimf

    ppimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will get bigger as the more them have. i have got some that don't even fit in the egg carton, as far as color all my ducks lay the same color other than my cayuga duck, other than my runners seem to be longer and pekins seem to be fatter lol not sure hope that helps lol
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  4. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my Pekin laid her first egg, it was HUGE. Her eggs now aren't even as big as that one!
     
  5. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it's hard to say who's it was? Do all ducks lay that sort of mottled color?
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    First eggs tend to look like that, I think.

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  7. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's pretty much what they look like!
     
  8. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...but different colored Runners don't lay differently colored eggs?
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They can. Some of my girls lay tan eggs, some lay greenish-bluish eggs.
     
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  10. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okee, well I never am out when they lay 'em so I won't know for sure I guess! But they are such good girls, whoever it was she has laid 2 eggs now ( I got another this morning) and both were in the duckhouse in the straw. I was worried that she might find a good spot in the yard (or pool) to lay it, but she's a good duck. I think It's Ivy, because her behavior is right. She is squatting the most, and quacking more than ever [​IMG] I'm wierd, I think their quacking is very precious and endearing in a way, even though it's noisy.
     

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