Chicken eggs - something isn't right?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Delta2 23, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    My pullets LT and Cherry have started laying too!

    First eggs always seem to be double yolkers... [​IMG]

    It took them five months instead of four for Feathers and Eggie, maybe because they grew up during winter?
     
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  2. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray!! Congrats!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Hm... something seems to be the matter with Feathers. I went to her nest today and there was a white, wrinkly egg that seemed very ... hmm, elastic, I should put it. Very soft.

    What do you suppose the problem is?
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They often have some kinks to work out when they first start laying, similar to how they often lay double yolkers, just not as cool. As long as she's on a good diet etc. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular thing.
     
  5. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Quote:They often have some kinks to work out when they first start laying, similar to how they often lay double yolkers, just not as cool. As long as she's on a good diet etc. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular thing.

    Feathers is one of my old grumpy hens. She's just passed her second birthday last month... [​IMG]
     
  6. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes when hens reach the end of their laying years, they sometimes "revert" back to the kind of things you see in pullets. Like witches eggs.
     
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  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They often have some kinks to work out when they first start laying, similar to how they often lay double yolkers, just not as cool. As long as she's on a good diet etc. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular thing.

    Feathers is one of my old grumpy hens. She's just passed her second birthday last month... [​IMG]

    Oh, I've had some of my older ladies do the same sort of thing when they start laying again after a molt, could that be what's going on with her? It's scarier when they're older like that, seems to be when they're more likely to have problems with internal laying etc. but I hope it's just a one time deal for her. [​IMG]
     
  8. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Thanks, I hope so too [​IMG]

    My hens have never had a molt in their two years and (almost) three summers of life. Feathers lays year-round. The eggs got smaller during winter, but she never stopped. She's an egg machine [​IMG]
     
  9. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's a Witch egg?
     
  10. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Quote:What's a Witch egg?

    not entirely sure, maybe she was referring to my chicken's egg that went all retarded and soft.
     

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