Gross Duck Egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CodyTheDuckWrangler, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. CodyTheDuckWrangler

    CodyTheDuckWrangler Hatching

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    I went to cook myself up a duck egg this morning. Right on top of the basket of our most recent duck eggs was an egg quite obviously larger than the rest. I decided to give it a try, and as I cracked it in to a bowl, my entire appetite flew out the window.

    I immediately knew something was wrong for two reasons. First, the normally clear part of the egg came out a brownish color. And then, an absolutely horrible stench followed. Then out drops the yolk, which was lumpy and not liquid at all, accompanied by a bunch of pinkish/red chunks.

    Is one of my ducks dying? Do I need to go break the news to them?

    But seriously, does anyone know what might've caused this, or what even IS this?

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  2. Ratchnick

    Ratchnick Chirping

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    Oh wow that is soooo gross!
     
  3. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Enabler

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    No clue, but i think i'll skip lunch for now… :sick
    Waiting for somebody to chime in on that…
    :caf
     
  4. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Could that pinkish thing have been an early embryo? Maybe it was a fertilized egg that had been incubating under a duck for a week or so when it died and began to rot.
     
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  5. quackiemama

    quackiemama Free Ranging

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Nope never seen anything like that. :idunno
     
  7. quackiemama

    quackiemama Free Ranging

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    Me either, it is strange.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

  9. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    :idunnoI didn’t take a picture, but after a year of beautiful eggs and very consistent laying from our WH ducks, they all took a months long break this summer for broodiness then molting. Two have started back up, and one layed gross eggs for awhile. One was a bit like yours, but not so bad, and then several eggs had a grey clump right next to the yolk. I wondered if her oviduct was infected, or if she was shedding part of her oviduct or ovarian tissue? As I was trying to figure out candling and to identify the duck, the oddness stopped. I still have two duck eggs every morning, but they are normal...
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    I've never seen anything like that either. If you can, try to figure out which one laid it then watch that duck closely.
     

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