Frankenegg

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

  1. wenlo

    wenlo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this misshapen hot mess in the coop today. I have five girls and usually get four eggs a day. There is usually an elongated egg in the mix, but nothing like this monster that won't even fit in the large egg carton. It looks as if it has cracks all over it - but its not cracked. It also has a strange bulge - glad I didn't lay this. I suspect it might have hurt.

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  2. Heluhelu

    Heluhelu Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one just like it last week- turned out to have a double yolk
     
  3. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote double yolk or egg inside an egg.
     
  4. LittleHouseOnThePrairie

    LittleHouseOnThePrairie Out Of The Brooder

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    Crack it and let us know! Don't leave us hanging! [​IMG]
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get those about once a week. At some point I'm going to line 'em all up and take a photo to post to threads like this. Just a glitch in one of the hen's laying process, egg will be fine although some tend to be a bit "watery". Use 'em in the next omelet or scrambled eggs.
     
  6. wenlo

    wenlo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll let you know in the morning - after breakfast!
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've seen one or two like that... hen probably felt better after.
     
  8. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    Frankenegg...just in time for Halloween. [​IMG]
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    As Gritty says, it's a pullet bullet. I get those on occasion.
     
  10. wenlo

    wenlo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Single yolk - couple of small blood spots. Whites were a little watery and a bit foamy. Seemed to be more chalazae than normal. Fed it to the DH - he liked it.

    Today I got another elongated egg - but none of those veined cracks and not quite as big or misshapen. Do you think she has a hard time getting it out and that's why they are longer?
     

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