The eggs are getting larger...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ioldanach, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. ioldanach

    ioldanach Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't think to weigh her first two eggs. Last week I weighed an egg at 80 grams, today's egg weighed in at 115 grams. It was huge!

    Sadly, it was also in the pond and had a slight crack.

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    80gm duck egg vs 53gm grade A large chicken egg (on the right)

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    115gm duck egg
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Wow what an egg [​IMG] what breed of duck do you have
     
  3. ioldanach

    ioldanach Out Of The Brooder

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    She's a Pekin. My eyes popped when I saw this egg.
     
  4. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    How old is she, in chickens the older the hen the bigger her eggs become I wonder if it could be the same for ducks
     
  5. ioldanach

    ioldanach Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure precisely, the ducks were passed along from a family who couldn't keep them past around 6-10 weeks. She just started laying about 2 weeks ago. The eggs have been growing steadily larger over that period. I didn't think to start weighing them from day one, I wish I had now!
     
  6. ioldanach

    ioldanach Out Of The Brooder

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    The mystery of the giant egg was solved, I forgot to post about it.

    Twin yolks!
     

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