- Sep 6, 2009
(I wasn't sure if this should go under Egglaying or What Breed is This? - lol)
The eggs in question are in the middle and on the lower right.
I have gotten 4-5 of these eggs now. They are never in a nest box that is elevated, always either in a ground nest box or just on the ground inside one of the ground-level coops (I have 3 very small coops, one on stairs). The egg in the middle is one of these eggs-in-question after it is washed (scrubbed with water and a scrubby sponge). The egg on the lower right is how it comes right out of the coop. It has a greasy grey film on it which is why I scrub these. After scrubbing they are a bit grey - more so than the pic shows. I have added full-sized chicken brown and white eggs as a reference.
Could this be from my one Cayuga duck? I also have Pekins but I think they are too young to lay yet and I would think their eggs would be bigger. I have a very mixed flock - RIR, RSL, SLW, Bantam Cochin, Silkie, Brown Leghorn, Delaware, Silver Leghorn, Cayuga duck, Pekin ducks and Ameraucanas. Oh and 2 guineas.
Any guesses on who is laying these?