Why Are these Eggs Bloody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by erijn5, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I have a 1 1/2yr white Pekin duck. She lays 1 egg every day. I pick the eggs up every Day along with my chicken eggs because I sell my eggs. Today we decided to eat some of the duck eggs for breakfast, as I cracked them a couple of them were pretty full of blood. They also had a yolk and they were fertilized, by our male Pekin. Can someone give me a clue what is going on here?
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert by any means, but my guess would be that they had started to develop. I'm sure someone else can give you a better idea of what's going on. I'll be curious to find out.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep I'd have to say they had been sat on and incubated for a few days, 4 -7 sounds like
     
  4. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    The only part of the confusion is that I pick up the
    eggs EVERY DAY. So let me think? How long do you think she would have to sit on them a night to make them like this, if she lays at night time.
    She has to be laying between 9:00pm-7am. Because there is one every morning. Silly as it is that big ol' duck uses my chicken laying box too! [​IMG]

    And I can never catch her!!! I'd like to see her in that box just to see what a tight squeeze that is![​IMG] I don't see how she can even turn around.

    But anyway, please give me some more input, it is greatly appreciated!
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    It takes 3-4 days for any type of life, blood ,to start to be noticable.
    So, If you are getting all of them daily, I dont know what the heck is going on there. You would never notice blood, from just 1 nights incubation.
    And, I too have a fat ol duck that likes getting into the boxes! LOL
    I guess they are mostly the same.
    Aubrey

    hey, if you get another egg like this, take a pic of it and post it here so we can get a better look at what you are talking about too!
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Sounds like my girl, she lays sometime, I think, maybe in the early morning hours too, as there is always an egg? [​IMG] I collect my eggs from her when I let them all out. Haven't run into any fertilized ones yet? Hope not, but like you stated, how could they be, if you collect them each morning, right? [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They like to hide eggs. Could these have been hidden and uncovered in their nest?
     
  8. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
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    I had that happen to a chicken egg and we collect the eggs everyday. My husband told me what causes that and I can't remember. I need to ask him.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  9. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Quote:She only lays in the same left hand side corner hole every day.....such a reliable duck!!!! Good OL' MABLE!


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  10. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Mrs. Turbo :

    I had that happen to a chicken egg and we collect the eggs everyday. My husband told me what causes that and I can't remember. I need to ask him.

    Keep me posted....[​IMG]
     

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