I saw her lay the egg and it came out clean and landed dirty

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hellebore, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Hellebore

    Hellebore Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe many of you have witnessed this before, but I was wondering how the eggs were getting covered with a fine dark dust at one end. Mystery solved. I saw my pullet EC (for Excellent Chicken) lay an egg today, and as it came out a fine dust settled on the last part of the egg to emerge. I guess she had a dusty bum from dusting herself and when she contracted her muscles after laying the egg the dust sprinkled neatly over 1 end of the egg before it hit the nest. She layed the egg while she was standing up. Is this usual? She lays very huge green eggs with double yolks. I felt very lucky to see this.
     
  2. HallChicks

    HallChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    That is very interesting! I guess your mystery is solved [​IMG]
     
  3. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've witnessed just about everyone of my girls laying & its an amazing sight. Yes they stand. I can totally understand how the egg got dusty, it makes sense! Great name for your girl by the way!
     
  4. Hellebore

    Hellebore Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! We usually call her "Eck" for short.
     

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