How the eggs have changed!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by laircy, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    My black copper maran's egg has changed over the last few months. She laid her first egg sometime in late September, then stopped for a while since she's been sick. She started laying again a week ago and the eggs look so different! I know the color usually fades over the cycle, but this is an actual change of hue.
    Has anyone else experienced this? If so, post your pictures!
    Here's a comparison of her first egg, and her latest egg:
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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting
    It's weird seeing how the colour has changed.
    Thanks for that.
    Fionn.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hmmm...I would seriously question if those two eggs came from the same bird.
    Egg on left looks like it might be a blue base shell.
    What was bird sick with?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm betting they are from 2 different birds. The egg on the right looks like a Welsummer egg.
     
  5. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    Me too, but seems like there's no other way. She has had a bad case of mycoplasma. We just took her to the vet today to have the big abscess on her face drained, because it hasn't gone away in months with multiple antibiotics.
    I had thought so too for a while, until I witnessed a similar egg come from the maran a week or so later. The welsummer wasn't laying yet, and I'm pretty sure her first egg was laid a few weeks ago, because often they lay in random places when it's the first time, and it was on the ground. She was the only one near laying age at that point, and the rest were already laying or far too young.
     

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