Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Its a Duck Egg

We got our first duck egg this week.  Unlike the chickens who lay in the nest boxes, the duck just lays where ever she feels like it on the ground.  Every day is like an Easter egg hunt trying to find where she laid an egg.  Her eggs are typically smaller than the jumbo chicken eggs.  Yesterday however, hubby found the mother egg.  This sucker is huge!  My suspicions were confirmed when I cracked it open.  Its a double yoke!  Double yokes are a not so unusual occurrence in both duck and chicken eggs.  This is the first that we have personally found.
Can you see how HUGE the double yoke egg is compared to the first?

1 comment:

  1. Oh Fun! Double yolks occur more when the bird first starts to lay. I guess it takes a little while to get things sorted out in there. ;)

    Stringmaker

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