Does Egg shape change over time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jerry2009, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. jerry2009

    jerry2009 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2008
    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...
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    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.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I hope the little pullet eggs soon start getting bigger.
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    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.
  5. jerry2009

    jerry2009 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2008
    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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