Are silkie eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LynnGrigg, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually long and pointed at both ends? My little white one laid an egg yesterday.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We've noticed that our Silky eggs tend to be more pointed than our Mottled Cochins eggs, which are more round than pointy.

    Mottled Cochin egg on the left, Silky egg on the right...

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    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Dawn. Sally's egg was longer and even more pointed on both ends. She was purchased recently(last week) and was being used as a broody. I was told she also was laying. I'm doubting that her eggs are fertile at this point and surprised that we got a first one from her so soon. I have her with two young OEG roos,2OEG hens and 3 very young black silkies(that I hope are hens). Anyway, I hope if I ever have to store her eggs for hatching(eventually) that I'll know which is the pointed end and that the shape won't cause a problem for chicks pipping.
     

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