Our first ever ever Duck Egg! Then another one today but should it smell at all?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DallasCriftins, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    First ever Duck egg for us yesterday pic on our blog here http://dallascriftins.blogspot.co.uk/

    It was laid approx 16:30-17:00 yesterday evening beside the pond, it was still warm when I picked it up
    Is that an odd time for a Duck to lay an egg?
    Or perhaps because we are still in the depth of Winter the first eggs will come at all sorts of odd times.

    This morning I found another one almost in the same place again warm but it was a soft egg with hardly any shell.
    We broke it in to a cup and it smelled slightly pungent the white was a little cloudy as well so I gave it to the dog

    I do not think I have ever eaten or cooked with Duck eggs,
    Do Duck eggs smell from time to time?
    If so is that ok?

    We did then break the hard shelled egg from yesterday into a separate cup no smell from that one so probably going to be an Omelet later!.

    I think both came from our Runners rather than from the Appleyards
  2. HauiBali

    HauiBali Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2012
    Kecskemét, Hungary

    And I am happy to share here that my flock of 5 runner girls laid the FIRST EGG TODAY! We have a heavy snow here in Hungary and temperature is below zero in the nights, so it was very unexpected to see a medium chicken-egg sized long duck egg. :)

    Our ducks born in June, I thought that in late March we will have the first egg. Clever little birds, made me a very happy farmer.

    I should put some free oyster shell out from tomorrow, first thing in the day to buy a bag.

  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Congrats on the first egg, it's always so exciting to find the first one.

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