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Tiny duck egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DragonflyWoods, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. DragonflyWoods

    DragonflyWoods New Egg

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    Today I got a very tiny egg from one of my ducks. I believe it was my Khaki Campbell. Anyone have an idea why? Here is a picture of yesterday's normal egg compared to today's. [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes younger ducks will have very small eggs, or if the duck is beginning laying or slowing down laying.
     
  3. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe its yolkless. Birds can lay some strange eggs ,Double yolk, egg inside of egg, swirly. She could be getting ready to stop laying.
     
  4. DragonflyWoods

    DragonflyWoods New Egg

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    Thanks, I was wondering about the yolkless thing. This duck started laying a month ago and has been very consistant. We'll see if she is slowing down for the season. My chickens slowed down already. One has stopped and started to molt. I live in the NW of USA and our days are less than 12 hours now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014
  5. JoyAnna

    JoyAnna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one just like that today, instead of her usual large size. They have been molting. They are 2 year old Anconas and it has been a little hit and miss lately. Lots of changes happening lately: New duck house and run, plus I added four ducklings which has both ducks upset. (The drake doesn't seem to care one way or the other.)
     

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