My runner's first egg!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sweet duck mom, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. sweet duck mom

    sweet duck mom Out Of The Brooder

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    My little chocolate runner laid her first egg this morning. I have been on cloud nine all day. I tell everyone I see about it but of course my friends don't quite get what all the excitement is about. I know you guys will! I called my husband at work right away and he was every bit excited as me! Unfortunately, our little Judy laid her egg in the water pan. Can we still eat the egg or is it contaminated? I am so proud of my girl and will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next egg. We have three more girls. Two of them have a ways to go before they start to lay (judging by the pelvic bones) but our black girl is getting close so hopefully we will have two laying soon.
     
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not eat eggs that have been in water.
     
  3. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats it's a great feeling getting your first egg we got ours a week ago and we have 4 girls and didn't know who layed it but we reckon it was snowflake a silver runner as her belly was so low to the floor and the other girls were not , I woke the whole house up when we got an egg and told everyone I knew on Facebook lol they are my babies and wanted to share my news with the world :)[​IMG]
     
  4. sweet duck mom

    sweet duck mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I totally relate. Congrats to you to! We had egg no.2 this morning. It was another little one (they are so cute!). I will be taking note of how low the little duck bellies are getting.
    Kris
     
  5. malndobe

    malndobe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about feeding them to a dog? My ducks have a pond in their pen, and just started laying in random locations, so I'm sure I'll find the occasional egg in the pond. I plan to feed a good percent of the eggs to my dogs anyway, any reason I can't give them any I find in the pond?
     
  6. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FWIW-I personally would not feed eggs to my dogs that I find in either a pool or pond. But that is my personal feeling, not based on any fact. It just seems to me that the bacteria level on the egg might be too high and cause a problem with the dogs digestive system. My dogs are house dogs and I would not want them with diarrhea from eggs that absorbed something from the water. But, again, that is just me.
     
  7. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's my 11th wedding anniversary today and had a lovely surprise another of my girls layed an egg so today I got 2 ,,, happy days thank you girls xxx
     

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