Your opinion Please-on who laid this egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TerriLaChicks, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 4 ducks.
    Graham is 1/2 runner & 1/2 khaki campbell.
    Ritz is 1/2 runner & 1/2 pekin.
    Both of these girls were hatched last summer.
    Sally & Slim are a matched pair of runners from Holderread's, shipped here about 3 months ago, fully mature.

    I've been getting 2 off-white large eggs a day for a couple of months now.

    Today, I got a slightly smaller (but still large by chicken standards), beautiful aqua-green egg-- laid in the duck pool! (kiddie pool)--first time that's happened!

    Who do who think laid it? any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
    Regardless, I will be putting these eggs to hatch as soon as my good hen Myrtle goes broody this spring!

    Evidently, the ducks only lay at night---is this normal? anybody know how to tell who laid what egg? Please help!
     
  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I don't know who laid the egg but it is perfectly normal for ducks to lay very early in the morning, so early it seems like in the middle of the night. n[​IMG]
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    I would GUESS the new egg came from the newer runner duck (matched pair = duck & drake right?) reasoning the two half breeds are larger and could be laying larger eggs. The small pool layer was probably a first timer and you old ducks never pulled that trick before.
     

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