What's on these yolks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by elly21, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. elly21

    elly21 Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of the yolks had these. We did not eat them. Anyone know what it might be? Just curious. Thanks.

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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like the hen has a repro infection those eggs should be tossed and the hen(s) that laid them need to be checked to see what they have and then either treated or culled. casportpony or eggcessive might help but that is what happened to one of mine. ----the white looking area could be an air bubble but the yolks looked off color to me
     
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  3. elly21

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    Is there a way to determine which duck is laying the bad eggs with out seperating her? ( I don't really have another place to put them). Some of our yolks have been green lately. I had read that it could be from eating acorns????
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems , if you have different breeds you could at least pin it down to the one breed and then just keep an eye on your ducks(I said hen because I thought female ducks were also called hens) then you can determine which one it is from checking those girls eggs. if you have all the same breed or multiple breeds laying the same color eggs i don't know what to tell you then.
     
  5. elly21

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    They could be called hens, not sure. Our newest ducks just started laying this week. So I know it's one of the 2 ancona's. (these eggs were from 2-3 weeks ago). Thanks for your help. I'll check out that link.
     
  6. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know about acorns. But i do know that cottonseed meal can cause greenish yolks.

    CSM is used frequently in premade animal feeds.
     
  7. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Acorns will definitely do it (we have to deal with it in our ducks every other year) - usually in the fall though.

    I'd be more concerned about the white bubbles, unclear whites, etc - I'd guess some sort of infection.
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. elly21

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    I noticed today that one of the female ancona's is sneezing? I'm guessing I should probably have a vet take a look at her.
     
  10. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably be a good idea
     

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