Egg with rings [PIC]

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wynette, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    This interesting egg was laid last night after dark. It has rings on it, and I'm wondering if the hen that laid it had trouble, since it arrived after dark. What are your thoughts? It's not "stepped off" indicating the shell is thicker in any of the rings. Sorry it's not a close-up; I tried using the macro on my digital camera, and just could not get it focused. I've apparently pushed a button I shouldn't have or something! Also, when I washed it (it was laid on the floor, also a little unusual for my Carmen), about half of the pigment came off on end of the egg. Do you think it's anything to be concerned about? My feeling is more concern because it was laid after dark (it's a jumbo, 2.6 oz., but she usually lays that size).
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  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Weird!
    I have an EE that did something similar. Laid the usual egg, but ours were a different color on the big end. She did it 2 times, but hasn't done it since.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm glad to hear that; Carmen laid several "normal" eggs before this, and I was a bit concerned with this one having been laid at night, and on the floor. Glad to hear your EE was fine after! Probably just a weird egg laying thing, and hopefully she'll be back to normal now. Thanks!
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Her system may have been screwed up and that could be why the weird time. Once in a while I get one laid real late too. As for the color, my avaitor is not a doctored pic. I have no clue which one laid it but no problems since and that was months ago.
     
  5. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    a left over easter egg maybe LOL

    that is a pretty egg though - I would save it.if the girl who laid it is acting normal I would think she is fine, maybe her egg laying clock was alittle off and it was a night time egg instead?

    my girls never lay me cool eggs like that - everyonce in awhile I get one with purpleish spots on it.



    Julie
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    FK, I recall you mentioning that in a different thread some time ago, about your avatar. That egg you had is VERY interesting - it's such a huge difference in shade from one section to the next! Pretty neat. Do you think eggs such as this were ones that the hen had a difficult time laying, like perhaps they got part of the egg out, but had to rest for a long period before pushing it the rest of the way, or would it have been colored like that long before being laid?
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    WHOA, C4C! Purplish spots? Now THAT is neato! You ought to try & get a closeup next time you get one, I bet that one would take the cake!
     
  8. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Wow, I think its cool. The hen probably just had something in her system that made the ring.
     
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  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:No idea why the difference in color.
     
  10. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I will check the eggs they lay today for one - it normally comes from either a LB or one of my SLC.

    I love getting them they are pretty cool - when I sell a doz I try to add one in the carton for fun

    Julie
     

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