I imagine this question has been asked before, but still wondering

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggcited2, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    I know this is probably going to sound dumb as a box of rocks, but here goes:

    What part of the egg does the hen lay first? The more pointed end or the rounded end? Sorry, but enquiring minds want to know. [​IMG]
  2. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    U know..I wanna know too

  3. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Hey! That's a terrific question! I don't know for sure, but I'd guess the blunt end comes out first. It's soft when it comes out, so it would make sense that the pointy end has the least pressure against it so it would be tapered as it leaves the vent.
  4. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I would have thought the big end came first, then tapered off. I only say that from my experience with poo, but I know eggs are totally different.
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Kind of hard to tell but I think I see the pointy end first...

  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    The tapered end is last so the vent doesn't slam shut.
  7. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    i'm guessing pointy end first. more aerodynamic that way. you could probably check the orientation on how egg is laying in nest as to which way hen is facing. sine they are sitting down, the eggs should come out and land the same way. if she stands, it might flip over.
  8. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    Spring Branch
    Big end comes out first. That would explain the weird clucking my girls make just before they lay. Can you imagine giving birth every 25 hours? I'd consider a bullet to the head first.
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  10. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    Spring Branch
    I watched two of my hens lay yesterday and blunt end came out first. Just sharing. [​IMG]

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