We now get 2 eggs a day most days out of 3 Khaki Campbells and 1 Cayuga. Sometimes one of the eggs is a double-yolk. Twice, about four weeks apart, we’ve had a paperthin-shelled egg, perfectly formed as an egg, but with a shell of leathery thinness. We didn’t eat either of those.
I thought it was a bad-pass from one of the Khakis and that between the 3 of them they aren’t laying daily, but maybe it’s early efforts from the Cayuga. Hard to say.
The ducks just continue to make nests in the grass of their run as we move it around the yard, except for most of the double yolks and those two paper thin eggs. Those get laid in the mud by the water. And the ducks continue to not damage their own eggs, even the very fragile misstep ones.
I got a cool tip on how to figure out who’s laying (it involves food coloring!), but I am not sure I want to narrow the field just yet, since this is the time of year laying slows down anyhow. I’ll likely give all four another month, and maybe just not worry about it until spring. We’ll see how late fall and winter laying goes, especially once we have to bring them into the barn.