Chicken Egg Variance?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jennyf, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six girls at POL, believe 2-3 are laying. This morning I found a very different looking egg--much lighter, small, and pointy end. Do I likely have another layer or is it common for an individual hen to have a lot of daily variation? Of course I'm hoping for the former! :)

    Egg on bottom is the new one. Egg on top is what all my other eggs are looking like at the moment.

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like those are from 2 different pullets.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Agrees wit CC...you probably have a new layer.

    Shape usually stays pretty consistent with individual birds,
    tho you can get an 'odd' (different than usual) shape once in a while if bird was disturbed during shell formation.

    You could examine vents and pelvic points if you really want to know who is laying and who is not.

    Vent Appearance:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying.

    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     
  4. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Y'all were right, ended up with 4 eggs from six chickens yesterday, which is the most I've ever gotten (previously only knew for sure two were laying). Very exciting day! :)
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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