Egg Mystery

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TiaView, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. TiaView

    TiaView Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I am finding medium sized white eggs mostly on the barn floor that have a waxy shell. The whites of the eggs are very sticky. Could this be from a young chicken, or maybe a Guinea hen?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I only know chickens, ducks and geese, not guineas. The "waxy" shell makes me think of a duck egg. What breeds of chickens do you have? Any white layers in there? I would not think it is a chicken egg because "waxy" and "sticky whites" do not really fit as a description of chicken eggs. As I said I don't know guineas, but I would guess if you don't haves any ducks then it must be a guinea egg.

    Good luck solving the mystery.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I had a leghorn once that laid with a shell like that... also a polish... hmmm
     
  4. TiaView

    TiaView Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I DO have two ducks. But the eggs are medium sized, so I didn't think about the ducks (thought they'd lay BIG eggs!). Maybe it is the ducks.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:They lay medium sized eggs their first year, but the second year they lay an egg that seems to defy reason- they are HUGE!!! I have wondered how such a large egg can come from such a slim bird.
     
  6. TiaView

    TiaView Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.......I locked up the ducks last night and lo and behold they laid those weird eggs!! So......mystery solved!!
     

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