One of these is not like the other!

Soon2BChixMom

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I wasn't expecting any eggs from my muscovy girls until spring! I found this in the run while raking. I think the chickens pecked it as it does have a slight crack (looks like a chicken peck and I allowed the chickens over into the duck side for a bit before I found it).
I'm so eggcited!
Now, how do I know who laid it? How soon will the others start laying? What kind of nest box do you have for ducks?
 
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Congrats! How old are your Muscovy girls? Are those other eggs chicken eggs?

Daphne is my only laying duck right now. She has options (a dog crate, a flipped over Rubbermaid tub with a hole, the top of a covered cat litter box, etc.). She uses one and builds a fine nest, but feels that she has to move and rebuild every time I steal her eggs!
 

Soon2BChixMom

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Congrats! How old are your Muscovy girls? Are those other eggs chicken eggs?

Daphne is my only laying duck right now. She has options (a dog crate, a flipped over Rubbermaid tub with a hole, the top of a covered cat litter box, etc.). She uses one and builds a fine nest, but feels that she has to move and rebuild every time I steal her eggs!
Yes, the other eggs are from my chickens. I thought the duck egg was a rock when I first raked it. :D
I didn't make a nest box yet because I figured they wouldn't lay until spring as that was what I was told. My muscovies are 6 months.
 

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I figured they wouldn't lay until spring as that was what I was told. My muscovies are 6 months.
"Surprise.
Surprise!
SURPRISE! "
in the voice of Gomer Pyle.

Do you want to know who laid that egg?

Get your big girl panties on, make sure you have your CCW permit, strap on your hogleg, go down to the dollar store and by some blue, purple, and green lipstick like the "sistas" wear. One color for each suspect.
Come back home, catch your suspects, and apply said lipstick to the egg business end of the possible guilty girls. No need to apply lipstick to any of the Roo's. That will only tell you which Roo is doing which Hen. Next day you'll know by what color is on the egg.

PS I wouldn't recommend using the lipstick on yourself later even if the color matches one of your outfits or jewelry. It could attract unsavory characters which could leave a bad taste in your mouth.
:eek::lau:gig
 

Soon2BChixMom

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"Surprise.
Surprise!
SURPRISE! "
in the voice of Gomer Pyle.

Do you want to know who laid that egg?

Get your big girl panties on, make sure you have your CCW permit, strap on your hogleg, go down to the dollar store and by some blue, purple, and green lipstick like the "sistas" wear. One color for each suspect.
Come back home, catch your suspects, and apply said lipstick to the egg business end of the possible guilty girls. No need to apply lipstick to any of the Roo's. That will only tell you which Roo is doing which Hen. Next day you'll know by what color is on the egg.

PS I wouldn't recommend using the lipstick on yourself later even if the color matches one of your outfits or jewelry. It could attract unsavory characters which could leave a bad taste in your mouth.
:eek::lau:gig
Funny. I've heard of food coloring, but never lipstick. I didn't know if it would work the same for ducks. No roo involved for the ducks, but there is a drake. :lol:
I am not sure my muscovy girls would find that very humorous though. :D
 
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