Do different KINDS of chickens lay different SHAPES of eggs? [pics]

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Terri O, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Terri O

    Terri O Crowing

    For the last few days I have been getting some of these oddly shaped eggs. I think there are 3 hens laying them but there might be only 2. Here they are, the one on the left is a normal type for my flock. I have a bunch of different breeds. Any ideas?

    Thanks for the assistance! Terri O
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    My EE lays a long pink egg like yours. I don't know if that's typical of EE. Maybe they came from the same hatchery and are related.
  3. 2bradleys

    2bradleys In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2009
    My EE's do the same thing...their eggs tend to be a bit longer than my Buff's or BR's. I have noticed that sometimes, towards the narrower end of the egg, the shell seems to get a little swirly, for lack of a better description. I think this is due to a calcium deficiency, so I give them oyster shell and it seems to remedy it.
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Crowing

    Well thanks! I do have a few EEs. I think I will try to see who is laying what...kind of hard to do with the amounts of birds I have...and I am going to a swap on Sunday and have eggs in the incubator...yup--I am VERY good at chicken math! Terri O

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