Teeny tiny soft egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brookesducks, May 18, 2016.

  1. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this tiny egg that is about the size of a quarter. I have 2 ducks about 8 weeks old and 3 that are about a year old and they are in the same house. I'm not sure which one It came from. But what does this mean? Could it have come from the younger ducks even thought they are only 8 weeks?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What breeds?

    I think it was probably one of the older ducks. Mine occasionally make tiny eggs, especially when they are slowing down or starting up.
     
  3. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    She's a pekin. The egg was the size of a quarter and had a red dot in it.
     
  4. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It had to have been the older ducks. Ducks won't lay much earlier than four months, so your younger ones are way too young. As ducks begin to lay, they will often lay irregular or softer eggs. As they progress in their laying cycle, their eggs will normalize given proper calcium requirements. The red dot is called a blood spot or a meat spot, and occurs when a blood vessel bursts during egg formation. They are harmless to eat, but I candle my eggs so that I don't sell any with blood spots. They freak people out, lol. My ducks laid tons of eggs with blood spots at first, but now that they are more mature, I rarely ever find one.
     

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