WH - Egg Questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ravie, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a nearly 6-month-old Welsh Harlequin. I also recently acquired a Phoenix hen which is about the same age. Today I found a very dirty egg in the coop. It is nearly white and about the size of a medium chicken egg. I strongly suspect it's my duck's first egg, but it could belong to the Phoenix too (though she's never laid anything that wasn't absurdly small). How can I tell who laid the egg? Will a duck egg have a different color yolk than a chicken egg? Will a duck egg taste different than a chicken egg?
     
  2. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK, but I hope someone else knows! [​IMG]
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:IDK but DH says that duck eggs are "eggier" then chicken eggs- meaning, I think, that the flavor is stronger.
     
  4. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cracking the egg will be slightly harder if it's a duck egg. There will also be a "wax" on the outside of a duck egg. If you take your nail and scrape the egg some of the "wax" should come off.
     
  5. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that is good advice. Thank-you. I will try that.
     

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