Yay! Our first Egg has finally arrived!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CalBells, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. CalBells

    CalBells Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2012
    San Francisco East Bay

    and next to store-bought chicken eggs:


    The egg is perfectly formed and seems to have a pretty heavy bloom, the light in the first picture makes it look whiter than it really is.

    The question is: who's egg was it?

    Was it from Blue-shine, a rescue runner, supposedly around 1 year old? She was sitting on an infertile clutch in her previous home, but went into a heavy molt as soon as we got her the first week of September. Is a month and a half enough time to finish molting and start laying again?

    Or was it one of our younger girls, Edie or Shadow. They are 23 week old runners. We don't light their coop, so even though they have been showing signs of sexual maturity, I had given up hope of eggs before spring.
    I guess I'll just have to wait and see if I start getting more than one in a day, that should tell me the younger girls are laying, right?
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    its a lovely egg. unless you separate (dont recommend) or stain their rears to see which color was laid from until you get three you wont know. (unless you catch one in the act)
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    My runners lay blue eggs, so can't help ya there.

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