first call duck egg has NO YOLK.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyb1969, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    My young call duck layed her first egg yesterday...a tiny green one. I opened it this morning, and it has no yolk. The inside was completely clear except for a teeny tiny yellow spot that looked somewhat like the fertility bullseye. Is this normal for a first egg?
  2. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Just relax, and congrats on your first egg!
    Lots of times the first eggs are a little strange, either misshapped, they have no shell or in your case they have no yolk. Give her a few tries to get it right.

    If after a few weeks if it still isn't better it probably is a nutritional thing. But I'd put my money on it just being a newbie thing!
  3. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Awww, that's so cute!! Congrats!!
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    WHew! Thanks! I really don't think it's nutritional since I'm feeding her what the breeder told me to. I was really hoping that it's "normal" and time will correct it. I guess just wait and see! She's building herself a nest, so hopefully her eggs will become normal before she decides to start sitting on them.
  5. p1nkp1nkp1ggy

    p1nkp1nkp1ggy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Congrats on the egg; I raised calls for two years and was never able to get any of them to even lay an egg! Hopefully she gets better with time [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by