Question about odd eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tivona, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    I am hoping that someone might know what could be causing some odd eggs I have been getting. So I have 3 ducks that are currently laying for me. One that has nice hard shells and the air bubble at the big end. One of the other ducks though is laying eggs with a soft shell that breaks very easy. Her eggs have a slightly bumpy texture at the pointy end. The last duck is laying eggs with a nice shell but the air sac moves all over the place. Yesterday her egg had a fixed air bubble at the pointy end. Today its back to moving as its tilted. [​IMG] All the bird act and look fine health wise. Any ideas on what could cause this? Any suggestions?
  2. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If they are really young ducks just starting to lay, their systems haven't settled down yet, and eggs should improve as they get a little older.

    Some birds have a genetic anomaly that causes defective, rough, thin shells. If that is the problem, those eggs might not get any better.

    The loose air cells on eggs that haven't been shipped is a new one to me. The structure of the egg is defective.

    All of those eggs will be absolutely fine for you to eat.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011

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