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question bout brown egg layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txredneckmedic, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have black sex link chickens and pekin ducks....got one egg today....first egg and it was white. Fried it up and it was richer than store bought chicken eggs and alot more yolk than normal eggs. Whats the probability that it was a duck egg?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    100% probability that it was a duck egg.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yep, agree, its a duck's. My Pekin has real large white eggs. They are the best for baking, by the way! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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    I think it was a duck, the BSL probably would have been smaller than a store bought large egg or been a double yoker. Plus, they should be brown egg layers (Um, I think, I may have lost track of all my birds, lol). Congrats [​IMG]
     
  5. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah thats what I was thinking. Ill post a pic up here in a bit. I wasnt sure what the possibility of a brown egg layer laying a white egg. And it was darn near the same size as a large storebought brown egg....just a lil longer.
     
  6. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
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    txred,
    the duck egg is smoother than a chicken egg which is more porous. I have noticed that my duck eggs are harder to crack open too. As well the whites being more gelatin like.
     
  7. wichix411

    wichix411 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry for the hijack-
    but can you house chickens and ducks together? I have a 8 chickens and i would love to get some ducks again...
    and if you let your chickens free range, will the ducks just leave? do they have the "homing" instinct that chickens have?
     
  8. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I house all of mine together. They even have a little pool. I take my ducks out occasionally to free range but mostly they stay in their pen. And it was very smooth and hard to crack.
     

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