First egg - YIPEEEEE

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wildsky, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    (OK, we found what we think is a first egg from our standards.... (22 weeks old)
    (I'll take a pic in a few)

    The egg was broken, thin shell and looks like BEAK holes in it.! [​IMG]

    Why would the shell be thin? My bantams eating the same food have really tough shelled eggs. Is it just because its a first?
    Also there was a big knot/bump of shell on one side, looks like my girl had to tie the egg in a knot [​IMG] OK not exactly - I don't know if it will come out clear in a pic.

    How do I figure out who laid it?
    The one I thought would be first, would lay a white egg, and this was NOT white.
    I have 6 other possibles. Two EE's - their combs are still very tiny. Two BO's with also very tiny and pale comb's. Two RIR - seem to be the best suspects in this case, they have combs slightly larger than the others, and a bit darker....

    I'm going to take a pic in a few, I did pull the egg apart slightly to let the yolk and such fall out (to compare with the bantam eggs as well) the yolk is bigger than in the bantam eggs, and the egg itself is slightly bigger - and slightly darker.

    But anyway [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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  3. Chickemee

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    Is it old or just deformed?
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] It was laid today............. I think its a first egg from one of our standards, and I'm hoping it is deformed like that becuase its a first egg....
    Hoping someone will confirm that for me.

    Looks like the poor girl laid it, tied it in a knot and left it there, the egg was broken, looked like someone pecked it - it was right in a back corner of the next box, so someone was probably pushing it around.
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that a mass of worms next to the yolk? :eek:
     
  6. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she just needs more calcium.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] Wood shavings!
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:They eat the exact same thing the bantams eat - and the bantam eggs are really tough!
     
  9. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Wood shavings!

    [​IMG] i thought something was direly wrong with your poor little hen!
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] Wood shavings!

    [​IMG] i thought something was direly wrong with your poor little hen!

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    I picked it up as it was and put it in the bowl, it was all sticky and the shavings just came along for the ride.... [​IMG]
     

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