Jersey Giant eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickem707, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Chickem707

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    So a few days ago my 6 month JG laid her first egg. As you can see it’s very cracked, and had a soft shell, but I’m pretty sure that’s normal for her first. (Or maybe she stood on it, she is pretty fat!) E6E81A6F-5E2F-4768-8F8C-ADCEA562FD3F.png

    Here’s the second one, ithad weird spots on the top, and a weird ‘lump’ on the side. Better shell this time though.
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    Here’s her most recent one. Had this very weird pattern on it, and the lump on it as well. Much better shell quality though. :ya 5985B49C-90A6-4EEE-985C-12B5DF749493.png

    The thing i find really weird about all this, is that when I hatched her (brought eggs online), she came from a very light egg, and now it almost looks like a store brought one? Dunno how to explain that one. (Hatching egg pictured below)

    She was screaming like a goose earlier, and running in and out of the nesting box, so I’m sure I’ll have another tomorrow. I’ll update then!
     

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    First one does look like she stepped on it....but very thin and not well formed shell.
    She's gotta glitchy shelling gland....hopefully things will smooth out.
    Color could get a bit darker too as the machine gets tuned up.
     
  3. Acre4Me

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    BJG don’t lay a very dark egg, I’d call it medium brown. It takes a couple months to really work out the kinks in the egg system. Also, I doubt she is “fat”, considering she is the largest breed is chicken, she has a large frame, and at 6 months is still not fully grown.
     
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    It is a joke! She is much bigger than all my others, and a much rounder shape that makes her look fat. Thankyou for your reassurance about her egg system, and she is a splash Jersey Giant, not a black one. I am aware it is not an official colour.
     
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    Yeah, give her time to fix the links in her eggs. The first one does look like she stepped on it. Mine accidentally pokes holes in eggs with her toe :barnie
     
  6. aart

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    Where did you get her?
     
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  7. Chickem707

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    Brought the eggs online. It’s likely she isn’t pure JG, but the pictures of parents looked legit, and i wanted a large breed.
     
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    Wondering if her shell gland issue is from sketchy breeding.
     

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