Ginormous

Oct
16


I’d like to report that no ducks were harmed in the production of these eggs, but I’m just not sure. I did see a bunch of feathers, and I heard a loud noise, and it’s quite possible that one of them blew up.

I should go back and count.


The egg on the left? Normal duck egg. The brown egg in the middle? Average chicken egg. On the far right? Normal duck egg. The other two?

MUTANT DUCK EGGS.

I’m not sure who’s doing it. I have four Pekins and three Rouens. I don’t know how many are girls. I need to get organized about collecting eggs at the same time every day so I can get a better sense of how many are being laid per day. I just know they are busy at it.

Or maybe I’ll just figure it out one by one when they BLOW UP.

I broke one of those ginormous eggs open to find a double yolk inside.

It made a great egg sandwich. (That’s my homemade cheddar melted on top.)

I love duck eggs! (Well, the ginormous ones are kinda weirding me out….)

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on October 16, 2010  

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  1. 10-16
    2:11
    am

    :snuggle: One of my friends always saves duck eggs for cream puffs; more white, I guess.

  2. 10-16
    7:49
    am

    My mom and I had a pair of geese and six white duckies when I was a kid. When Mom was lucky enough to find the eggs, she loved to cook with them and just eat them like regular hen’s eggs. Super good to cook with!

  3. 10-16
    9:00
    am

    We have a chicken or two that regularly lay eggs that big. They are double yolked also. One time, when I cracked one open, I found one of the yolks was actually a yolk-sized egg, complete with shell and itty-bitty yolk. How weird is that? I feel so sorry for the poor hen. The eggs are too large to fit in a jumbo egg carton, about twice the size!

  4. 10-16
    9:27
    am

    Yikes, those are huge! Are you sure you don’t have an ostrich hiding amoung your ducks somehow?

  5. 10-16
    9:39
    am

    One word…. OUCH!

  6. 10-16
    9:42
    am

    I second that Donna LOL

  7. 10-16
    9:50
    am

    Helen and I are on the same wavelength!! Are you sure you don’t have an ostrich masquerading in there as a duck?? Is there a duck with super long legs?? Hmmmm!

  8. 10-16
    10:01
    am

    Do duck eggs taste any different than chicken eggs? Would you be able to taste the difference if you were blindfolded? Just curious!

  9. 10-16
    10:08
    am

    ladychef, they taste the same to me!

  10. 10-16
    10:12
    am

    That’s probably normal to see huge eggs like that for twins. I remember when I used to get extra large eggs that if I saw one egg among the others larger than the extra large eggs, I’d put it in front of a light to see if there are two or one. Most of the time there were always two. So, if you see a really unusually large egg, it’s likely it’s twins.

  11. 10-16
    10:32
    am

    They feed you well, you feed them well. It is the circle of life. I think you should find out who is the double “dealer” and breed that duck to start a line of “Double Yolked” eggs. The name of your farm could be changed to Double Yolks Estate!! LOL

  12. 10-16
    10:42
    am

    WHOOOA those ARE huge! We had egg sandwiches from the duck eggs you gave me and THEY hung over the bread LOL!

    dede

  13. 10-16
    10:49
    am

    All I can say is…..OUCH!!

  14. 10-16
    11:41
    am

    Suzanne, you ought to hatch one!

  15. 10-16
    12:56
    pm

    I use to love getting double egg yolks but I can’t remember the last time I found one (grocery store eggs unfortunately).

  16. 10-16
    9:31
    pm

    I have a few barred rocks with the same problem. Is “ginormous” the proper term? Or Extra Jumbo? I heard some particularly loud post egg cackling (P.E.C.) one day and I ran outside in time to see one of my hens slowly limp away from a ginormous egg. It has to hurt. I have been raising chickens on and off for 30 years and have seen the egg inside of the egg trick (weird is right), hundreds of double yolkers and a few with double shells. Seems that the younger hens are more prone to laying weird eggs. Practice makes perfect.

  17. 10-17
    10:44
    am

    You know when you go to the doctor and fill out the forms about illnesses you’ve had, family history of ailments, etc.? Well, when I get to the part about allergies I scrawl the words….duck eggs. Inevitably, I watch the eyebrows rise on my doctor’s face as he browses my answers, “Duck Eggs??”

    You see my Aunt Susie raised ducks and they started laying eggs she began using them in her recipes. On one family occasion, she proudly announced that she had made the cake with duck eggs! We all devoured the cake and announced that it was delicious. Later on the car ride home, a green wave washed over me and I frantically pleaded with my Papa to pull the car over! I have never been so violently ill so quickly. Fluke? At that point, maybe. However, three more times of consuming duck eggs, three more episodes of becoming violently ill….diagnosis made. I am allergic to duck eggs. I can eat chicken eggs until the cows come home, no problem. Somehow duck eggs must be different in their makeup. Who knows.

    Another interesting aside, while prepping me for my C-section, a doctor told me that I need to continue telling doctors about my allergy because some sleeping gases (the other word is too hard for me to spell right now) are derived from eggs. I also can’t have the flu vaccine because they are incubated in unspecified “poultry eggs.”

  18. 10-18
    11:52
    am

    Our egg production is stinking right now. Might have to get a few new hens to start getting more eggs.

  19. 3-3
    6:11
    pm

    psst… male ducks have a upward curl on their tail feathers ;p easy way to sex a duck

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