What is this egg?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vanillachicks, May 3, 2008.

  1. vanillachicks

    vanillachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    my aunt just found this egg in her yard. we have no clue what layed it, or wheather it will hatch. she has no chickens near her neighborhood, and her yard is surrounded by a six-foot fence. what is it?!?

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    ... did my image work?...

    anyway, if it doesn't work, the egg is the size of a medium chicken egg. it is greenish in color with brown, stain-like markings on it. it is much smoother than any chicken egg.
    it kinda looks like a huge, dirty robin's egg. (we live in Maryland, by the way)
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mallard duck??
     
  3. Ilikechickens!

    Ilikechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newscast 4 today: Chickens from space are flying in on giant fried eggs!

    Seriosly i dont know. are u going to incubate it?
     
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  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry your picture did not come thru...
     
  5. vanillachicks

    vanillachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    how do i get my pics to work [​IMG] it is a beautiful egg.
     
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  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    I say incubate it. see what comes out :}
     
  8. vanillachicks

    vanillachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    OOOOH!!! i found out what it is!!!
    Thanks reallemons1! It IS a mallard egg!!! [​IMG]
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    did the pic work this time?
     
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  9. vanillachicks

    vanillachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I certainly shall incubate it.
    imagine my aunt's surprise when i just show up at her house one day and say "here's your duck!" [​IMG]
     
  10. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you get your duck!!
     

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