Oh for crying out loud!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KBChicks, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
    I think our Mallards, Larry and Sherry may have found a little hiding spot.

    DH was cleaning out the asparagus patch today and found a half buried duck egg.
    It was filthy and freezing. Almost 3 inches long and about the same tan color as our BO poulets lay. Maybe a little lighter. The Buffs never go in that area of our property so it had to be Sherry.

    We got them in the spring when they were just about a week old and figured we wouldn't see an egg til next year.

    Like idiots...instead of getting a pic... we cracked it...(it HAD to be pretty old and the ducks only spend a short time out of their run a few times a week so Sherry couldn't have hatched it herself.)

    It was a double yoker, the inside of the shell had a thin while cooked egg like substance lining it.
    Am I wrong? Ya think one of the BO's may have may have snuck over there and laid? Or could this have been Sherry?
  2. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    not sure but I think mallard eggs are a greenish color
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    From what I have been told, mallard eggs can be tan, green or blue. So it could be Sherry's egg. My runners bury their eggs.
  4. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    My mallards eggs are white...
    You can usually tell duck eggs from chicken eggs just by size and colour. Id guess if it looks like your chickens egg it is, alot of pullets lay double yolkers when starting to lay too.
  5. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Palmerston North
    you can tell a duck egg also by the smell. They are different from chicken.

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