A tiny duck egg

One of those baby ducks we got back in April is laying already. That’s just over three months old and laying eggs – impressive!

The other day when I went to collect eggs, I saw a smaller egg on the ground tucked in next to a large Pekin egg. Initially I thought a chicken had laid with the duck, which happens all the time. When I picked up the egg, however, I could feel the oiliness of it and I knew right away that it was a new duck laying. 

Chicken and duck eggs have distinctly different feeling shells. Our duck eggs are very smooth and slick on the outside. 

The egg looks like a mini Pekin egg so we think it’s the one new Pekin laying.  No sign yet of eggs from the Indian Runner or the black ducks. 

Two full size Pekin eggs and the baby one

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