Does Egg shape change over time?

jerry2009

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I can seem to find my silkie chickens eggs anymore. I know silkies are horrible layers but I still cant find any eggs. She used to lay long oval white eggs but I cant seem to find them. Might her egg shape have changed? Is this Possible? She isnt broody or anything...
 

feathersnuggles

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Sep 4, 2009
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Shape can change, for sure. I've got a hen who, today, laid a narrow torpedo shaped egg. She's always laid a more roundish egg.
 

felidaet

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Dec 10, 2008
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Yes the egg shapes can vary from day to day. I occasionally get a "torpedo" egg.

You may need to confine your silkie for a few days to the coop to see if she is laying and to remind her where the next box is. Maybe a snake or rat is eating her eggs. I have seen lots of people report this happening.
 

jerry2009

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Dec 14, 2008
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Allright, i guess confining her and waiting for the egg to appear does seem like the best bet on figuring out this mistery... thanks everyone!!!!
 

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