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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kerriliane, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Songster

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    So, I have 4 muscovy hens that are 4-5 months old.....
    they sleep in the coop with the chickens because it's warm.
    I found a hidden nest in there today, that everyone seems to use...
    I've now found about 5 or 6 of these slightly greenish eggs, a bit larger than a chicken egg.. and the shell doesnt look solid.. it looks like an egg shell thats been soaked in water for a while almost slightly translucent in spots..
    Could these be from a duck?
    they're VERY dirty eggs, and i've found two outside - one by the pond, and another by some food.

    I have a white leghorn egg with two of the unknown eggs.
    One I've washed a bit to show the colouring, the other I left as is. I rarely wash my eggs, as they are usually clean, but these mystery ones are gross!

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The top two look like duck eggs, the bottom looks like a chicken egg. Duck eggs have a waxy appearance.
     
  3. kerriliane

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    Ooh!
    okay. Do duck eggs have the same sign of fertility as chicken eggs?
    I cracked one today, to see if it had a spot on the yolk, and it had a decent sized spot.. larger than a non fertile chicken egg spot.. But I'm pretty sure all 4 muscovies are hens!

    Are duck eggs always dirty like this?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  5. muddyhorse

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    m r ducks [​IMG] yes duck eggs tend to be dirty they clean up well. they are fabulous for baking. my ducks outlay my chickens in the winter
     
  6. kerriliane

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    the big one is a double yolker..
    Should i save them and sell them?
    I'm not sure I'd much like a duck egg.. Chicken eggs are quite tasty but I dunno about ducks...
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love to eat duck eggs! I save my chicken eggs for my customers, plus keep my landlady in eggs (of both types) and give some away now and then. I do eat the chicken eggs which have gotten muddy or look odd, and the bantam eggs.

    I was a little bit hesitant, at first, but they are SO good! Plus they make fluffier baked goods.
     

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