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Laying hard boiled eggs???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jeepster515, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Jeepster515

    Jeepster515 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a really weird question. First of all I'm not a troll, this is an honest question. My wife and I recently bought a couple ducks from a guy. We have one rouen female and one mallard female. Recently they started laying about 4 eggs a week. 2 of the eggs that we have collected have been hard boiled. They are not laying in any specific spot, just around the house. Has anyone ever heard of this? We live way out in the cut so It's not anyone playing tricks. We have just been mystified by this.
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they swimming in your hot tub? [​IMG]
     
  3. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That is really weird. I hope someone on here can give you an answer. I'm curious about that too.
     
  4. Jeepster515

    Jeepster515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought maybe one was in a tarp and maybe it got steamed. Too many maybes though, and it was about 15 feet from the tarp so it would be hard to believe it "steamed" in there and rolled out. The other was found in a ditch by the side of the house. Sorry no hot tubs lol [​IMG]
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    HARD, hard boiled? Sometimes if an egg is really old, it will be kind of dried out inside, more jello than eggy... i've also heard of some people having ducks that laid drier eggs.... i think you need to post some pictures...
     
  6. Jeepster515

    Jeepster515 Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been HARD, hard boiled. Perfect for deviled eggs, IF I knew how they got that way. We seperated the pairs to see exactly which duck is laying these crazy eggs. If it does happen again I will be sure to post a picture of said egg.
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Hard boiled with a thick white and powdery yolk, or just thickened like they were older.
     
  8. Jeepster515

    Jeepster515 Out Of The Brooder

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    They were not powdery at all. They looked like they just came out of a pot of water. It didn't smell bad or anything.
     
  9. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must have a bionic superducks!

    Hire a lawyer, a consultant, then patent them, you might be on your way to richies!

    Can you imagine how much power will be saved worldwide using hardboiled eggs coming from birds?

    It may even prevent Global Warming and save our planet!
     
  10. salvo

    salvo New Egg

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    Might I suggest that the cute little smirk on your wife's face suggests that she knows all about those "hard boiled eggs".[​IMG][​IMG]

    Salvo
     

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