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"Long eggs".

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jimz1, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of our chickens are laying long eggs.What I mean is they are egg shaped but only stretched. It's mostly our EE but sometimes it's others. What causes this and will they grow out of it?
     
  2. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dad always called those "torpedo" eggs. I get one every once in awhile too. Not sure why.
     
  3. Martha80

    Martha80 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got those torpedo eggs (or 'pullet bullets' as someone else said! )from one or two hens when they first began laying. They almost always were a double yolker.
     
  4. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2, same for our new layers, occ. for the older ones also.
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one of those yesterday. I'll get one every so often.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have one hen "Ivy" that lays them all the time:

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    And another hen that lays them from time to time. Doesn't matter, as they are all the same tasty eggs inside. My egg customers get a kick out of them.
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I rarely got those when my girls were younger, but I get them fairly often now that my birds are older (two). Mine have huge yolks, but aren't double yolkers. I call them torpedo eggs as well [​IMG] Not sure what causes them...in my head I picture an egg s l o w l y leaving the
    infunidbulum???...so slowly that as the shell forms around the membrane it's all stretched out...lol. My imaginination works in cartoon form.
     
  8. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two barred rocks that lay those and have never layed any other shape. they are always large to x large but always the same shape.They were always that long from the start just got fatter with age. But they eat just fine.
     

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