One UGLY Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Denninmi, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Obviously, anyone who keeps hens gets the random "freak" egg --misshapen or thin shelled or whatever. This is the ugliest egg I've gotten to date:

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    It was perfectly fine inside, as I suspected it would be -- I didn't think a shell deformity would affect the yolk or white, since each part comes from it's very own place on the assembly line:

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    THIS was its fate -- I just threw it into the loaf of caraway rye bread I baked last night:

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That is an ugly egg!
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Rats! The pic is down. I wanted to see the ugly egg!
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sorry -- it seems to still appear on my computer as I pulled up this thread.

    Too funny -- I went to photobucket and there is a red box that says "This image violated our terms of use"

    I think they thought it was something other than an egg. Yikes!

    I uploaded it directly to the the backyard chickens site. I would imagine they wouldn't be so uptight about a deformed egg!


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  5. penut1799

    penut1799 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ewwwwww..... that is one ugly egg!!!
     
  6. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sorry -- it seems to still appear on my computer as I pulled up this thread.

    Too funny -- I went to photoshop and there is a red box that says "This image violated our terms of use"

    I think they thought it was something other than an egg. Yikes!

    I uploaded it directly to the the backyard chickens site. I would imagine they wouldn't be so uptight about a deformed egg!


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37705_101_1155.jpg

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  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That is one pale yolk, is what I'd say. [​IMG]

    Still, always nice to see the ugly eggs go to a good use.
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think it was quite as pale in real life -- the flash washed it out a bit.

    But yes, the yolks aren't as orange as they were in the summer and fall when I had more produce to give them Now, they basically just get the table scraps, which isn't a lot in a small household.
     
  9. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Ewww, that IS a funky-lookin' egg! Do you know what kind of hen laid it? Maybe when she was half-way through, something scared her. That's what always comes to my mind when I see funky eggs like that.
     
  10. moonlyghtegirl

    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty funky, thanks for sharing! Makes me feel a lot better about my wrinkled eggs!
     

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