Egg shape (what causes this)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by matsechler, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. matsechler

    matsechler Out Of The Brooder

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    So 2 of my chickens are laying eggs, small but still eggs, and I have gotten 1 double yolker and then this egg today. What causes this (the shape)? and guessing its a double also.
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  2. JAZsMom

    JAZsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, it's a double yolker. Don't know the science behind the shapes, but that's what my doubles look like. :)
     
  3. matsechler

    matsechler Out Of The Brooder

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    Opened That egg. There are 3 eggs in here do you see the double yolk??[​IMG]
     
  4. JPHJPH

    JPHJPH Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems like I got the doubles more often soon after my girls started laying ... I still get them occasionally but it used to be pretty frequent .. Why you ask? ... Good question :)
     
  5. matsechler

    matsechler Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that was the first one I have seen that shape but if you look the are four yolks in there. One is clear
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Wow, that is truly different. do you have a rooster? It looks fertile.
     
  7. pangola209

    pangola209 New Egg

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    I have 4 Rhode Island Red Layers. 1 or 2 of them recently began laying these odd shaped eggs. I avoid selling these eggs as I thought they appeared unusual. Someone suggested they are the result of being multi-yoked. I thought overfeeding may have been the reason. Can chickens be overfed a particular brand/type of feeding? They were reared from chicks with Southern Grain products & I recently switched to Faithway products and I wondered if that maybe the difference. Is switching from one brand to another a good idea? Otherwise they appear healthy.
     

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