What kind of egg is this?

dadbern

In the Brooder
Jul 4, 2021
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So to start off, I have 4 Easter egger chickens and three brown Ancona ducks. My chickens are 28 weeks and have been giving me 1-2 eggs a day for several weeks. The ducks are 25-26 weeks old and I had given up on them as all being males. When I pick them up they are mostly quiet, but not raspy. When I checked the coop today, (all are in the same coop), I found this in one of the nesting boxes. It is mammoth compared to the other eggs and is oddly textured. Is this a duck egg or do I have an amazon chicken? My nesting boxes are 16" off the floor and I am not even sure my ducks can get into them. Also I thought ducks would lay on the floor not in the boxes. Any thoughts?
 

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The-White-Elephant

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Nov 3, 2021
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So to start off, I have 4 Easter egger chickens and three brown Ancona ducks. My chickens are 28 weeks and have been giving me 1-2 eggs a day for several weeks. The ducks are 25-26 weeks old and I had given up on them as all being males. When I pick them up they are mostly quiet, but not raspy. When I checked the coop today, (all are in the same coop), I found this in one of the nesting boxes. It is mammoth compared to the other eggs and is oddly textured. Is this a duck egg or do I have an amazon chicken? My nesting boxes are 16" off the floor and I am not even sure my ducks can get into them. Also I thought ducks would lay on the floor not in the boxes. Any thoughts?
I’ve had that happen to me a few weeks ago. Usually when eggs this size are laid, they do tend to be a bit deformed. This is probably a chicken, and it’s normal if it lays one bug egg once in a while.

Hope I helped!
 

Yardmom

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May 3, 2018
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Are all the eggs brown? If so a chicken laid the egg. It probably has two yolks. Sometimes pullets have some odd things happen when they start laying. Your Anconas will lay white or possibly blue eggs.
 

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