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Odd shaped eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SouthPawDixieChick, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. SouthPawDixieChick

    SouthPawDixieChick New Egg

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    I have 5 Rhode Island Red hens, 1 Brown Leghorn hen and a Brown Leghorn rooster. My RIR hens are laying odd shaped eggs. All of them lay these elongated oval shaped eggs. The eggs are long and skinny. My BL lays a regular shaped egg. The chickens are fed egg maker pellets and are let out to free roam 4 to 5 times a week. What is making my RIR lay odd shaped eggs?
     
  2. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been laying?.. When they are new layers the tend to lay long odd looking eggs ..
     
  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    yep I was going to say that I have several first year layers and I get several elongated eggs per week. I think the more they lay the more "normal" their egg shape becomes.
     
  4. SouthPawDixieChick

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    Thanks for the replies.... They have been laying for about a year. Is that still considered as a young layer? I have had RIR before and didn't seem to have this problem. I was wondering if it was deficiency? My BL hen seems to lay regular shaped eggs. Thanks for any reply/help [​IMG]
     
  5. 88Blondie

    88Blondie New Egg

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    I notice my older chickens lay longer shaped eggs sometimes.
     

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