how do I distinguish between muscovy and hen egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ameer894, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello people
    I have 3 muscovy ducks living with leghorns! My ducks are 6 months old.
    I fear I will not know what egg is for duck or for a hen. I have never seen the duck laying or trying to. How could I know? Could the duck put her eggs near the hens eggs? I built for all of them seperated nests but they don't use it.
    these eggs are of today
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    Any ideas? I want the duck to hatch :( and I want to eat the hens eggs.
     
  2. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have rouens and theier eggs are alot bigger than my chickens eggs. Also the shell is a really smooth almost translucent color. I can't see through it but it is a totally diiferent white than the chickens.
     
  3. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But their are different type of chickens and different sizes and colors of eggs! More over muscov ducks may differ from rouens.
    Thank you I hope it's bigger :)
     
  4. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some searching and muscovy eggs are also twice the size as chicken and described as smooth an almost waxy feel compaired to chicken eggs. Once you see a duck egg you will see the difference. Chicken egg shells are just so different than duck eggs.
     
  5. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you now I feel some relief. I hope this information is so accurate.
    Can anyone else help me? White egg of a layer hen vs muscovy duck !! How can I know which for who?
     

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