Whos eggs ahhhh!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenbaby, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. chickenbaby

    chickenbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have 2 runner ducks that I think are girls-they are a speckled white and brown not very pretty, 2 pekin ducks that I thought were boys but they quack alot and now Im thinking they are girls and a grey duck that I have no idea on. I have 8 hens (1RIR, 1brown leghorn, 6BR) and a roo. They are all between 4-5months old. I just started getting eggs. The 1st day was a white egg the size of a large chicken egg, then the next day 4 white eggs the same size then a few days went by and today I found a huge egg, it cant fit in the egg carton. Help, I dont know who is laying. What ducks, what chickens argh. I know pekin duck eggs are monsterous, what about runner ducks? Do Brown leghorns lay white or brown eggs? Is there a way that I can tell who is laying?
     
  2. Chicken Love Addiction

    Chicken Love Addiction Out Of The Brooder

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    The RIR and BR lay brown eggs. Brown leghorn lay white eggs. Ducks? I have no idea.

    Hope that helps a little bit.
     
  3. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    Where are they laying? I never could get my ducks to lay in a nest.
     
  4. chickenbaby

    chickenbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    They are laying on the floor and I just found one egg by their little pool.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    One way to tell if its a duck or chicken egg is by feel. Duck eggs have a nice soft oily feel to them while chickens eggs feel like chicken eggs.
     
  6. Chicken Love Addiction

    Chicken Love Addiction Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Fast Chick

    Fast Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like they are all duck eggs. My duck eggs are larger and smoother than the chickens. They also lay on the floor, though they do lay in the nest boxes on the floor I gave them.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    All leghorn lay white eggs,no matter their color. Duck lay white or green. Pekin white eggs. RIR lay brown.

    Sound like duck eggs, most chicken will lay in the nest.
     
  9. chickenbaby

    chickenbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey thanks guys. I was just suprised the ducks started laying before the chickens. [​IMG]
     

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