How to tell chicken eggs from duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ShadowRooster, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. ShadowRooster

    ShadowRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    claremont, NH
    My call duck pair is living in the chicken coop with both small, large and middle sized chickens. Yesterday, my duck was sitting on an egg in the corner of the coop, the silkie chickens lay there also. How do you tell? It looked like a normal egg, white with a little tint [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    It can be hard at times but the call duck eggs look a little green. Also duck eggs have a much more pronounced waxy covering. They will feel slick in your hands when you wash them as compared to the more gritty chicken eggs.
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    duck eggs are very smooth almost silky feeling chicken eggs more of a rough feel. they look waxy too.
  4. souljamom

    souljamom New Egg

    Sep 13, 2013
    Does anyone have a picture of the difference? Really still having a hard time telling the difference, or if I have all chicken eggs.

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