A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
One of our chickens still spends part of her day in the duck pen. I’ve stopped worrying about it. If she can get back and forth on her own, I see no need to slide around the duck pen chasing her and risk falling.
She has started laying eggs in the duck’s nest box.
She may think I will put it with the duck eggs which are saved for baking and mixing in with scrambled eggs. However, I have learned to distinguish chicken eggs from duck eggs by their shell. The duck eggs look creamier while the chicken eggs are bright white.
I may be slower but I am smarter than a chicken!
Good way to tell the eggs apart. Do you ever get them mixed up by mistake still?
I must confess, sometimes it is hard to tell. Once they are cracked, their secret is out! The duck eggs have harder shells and thicker whites. That is the way I know if I have gotten mixed up.