Deformed egg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by andreajp, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. andreajp

    andreajp Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am reasonably new to keeping chickens. But get so much pleasure from my girls that I wished I had started yrs ago.

    Yesterday when collecting my eggs was astounded by the little deformed egg that one of them has layed. About 2inches long but it bends around like a u shape. Has dimples of what I think to be calcium deposits all over it but would only be 1/2 in diameter across the thickest part of the egg. Please somebody help... Are my girls sick.
    Andrea
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Hi Andrea,
    Glad you joined us. Welcome! I wouldn't worry too much. These things happen occasionally. I'd keep the egg as a souvenier. Any chance you can post a pic of it? It sounds intriguing.

    Ellen
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It sounds like one of your girls was at the beginning or the end of a laying cycle. You can get rubber eggs, halfshelled eggs and strange shaped eggs. and it's normal, nothing to worry about.
    Welcome too![​IMG]
     
  4. andreajp

    andreajp Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the picture of my egg. Hope it works.


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  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Now that's a cool egg. You should keep it and let it dry out. Chickens make mistakes sometimes so nothing to worry about.
     
  6. andreajp

    andreajp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you for setting my mind at rest.... Was worried that one of my girls were sick.
    When you say let it dry out ...do you mean, blow out the yolk ???[​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some people blow out the yolk, I just let the egg sit on the shelf for the rest of it's life. I have some eggs sitting on my shelf from a few years ago, they stand almost up on end now that they are so dried out. Wouldn't open it though.
     
  8. crazy4daisy

    crazy4daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, now that's the wierdest egg I've ever seen in my life...cool!
     
  9. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW...That is cool. But i think it needs a name. How about "The fortune Cookie Egg"?
     
  10. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
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