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MYSTERY EGG. I think its a duck egg? Please help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jeeper1540, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    i found this egg in a puddle of water by the duck pool today. the hens are magpies, but i thought they lay green eggs. this is either green or really dirty, but its not the right shape or size to be an egg from out leghorns, and its fatter than the eggs from out pullets, plus out pullets are brown egg layers. is this a duck egg, and if so, is it safe to eat, after sitting in a puddle of water half submerged for a few hours? please let me know!

    ETA: the ducks are about 17 weeks
    Edited again to add: egg kinda has the 'waxy' feel to it

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. cracking up

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    Yep - Duck. They're waxy and dirty. Smooth like fine china - just look bad.
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

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    Crack it open to see if it really was just laid today. It should be good. Congratulations on your egg!
     
  4. Jeeper1540

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    Thanks! i put it in a bowl of water and it sank, so i guess its ok. it was only in the muddy water a couple hours cuz it wained a bunch. guess im locking them in so they start laying in the house! lol
     
  5. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    i think it must have been laid today or i would have noticed it. i have been checking the pool edges the last couple weeks looking for duck eggs! lol
     
  6. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Songster

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    Congrats on your first duck egg! If you wanted you can scrub off the dirt--I usually do for the eggs going in the fridge. They are incredibly hard to crack compared to my chicken eggs.
     
  7. cracking up

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    They usually lay real early in the morning. You shouldn't have to keep them locked up all day.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Most of the time, my runners lay before 6 a.m. Sometimes we have a late one that I find just sitting in the day yard. But rarely. I have given them two wooden cheese boxes with straw in them. I put a few wooden eggs in there, too, to make sure they get the idea and don't feel like I have taken all of the eggs . . . oh, the deception.
     
  9. Jeeper1540

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    in the morning im gunna go see if theres another egg and i'll have them for breakfast if there is!
     
  10. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    no more ducky eggs today, but i did get another egg from one of my pullets. so far it has gone

    Pullet egg|duck egg|pullet egg
    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

    so according to that, i should get a duck egg tomorrow! lol
    I'm waiting till i have atleast 2 duck eggs so i can eat them togoether
     

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