Question about egg shapes...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Apocha14, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recently gave 2 dozen fertile eggs to someone... She said she's concerned about them now. She said they are thin and elongated... I have literally had problems cracking them sometimes they are so thick... So I don't know what she means. I also thought that all chickens laid their own shaped egg and there isn't a general shape they're supposed to be. So do these look normal to you? I also have some eggs In the incubator on day 8 that are all developing beautifully all from the same chickens I got her eggs from. [​IMG]
     
  2. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my girls eggs...
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think the concern for incubating long skinny eggs is the chick may not be able to get positioned correctly to hatch. You might try posting on the incubating eggs section for more input.
     
  4. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I'll check :) do they look normal or weird to you?!
     
  5. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 66fastback

    66fastback Out Of The Brooder

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    These eggs look totally normal to me. If you know from past experiences that the shells are fine, I wouldn't fret over it....my 2 cents worth.
     
  7. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! That makes me feel better! I think she's just trying to be mean!
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Some eggs are rounder than others, donrae has a point (haha) about possible difficulty of hatch position.

    Has she told what her specific concern is?

    There's a lot of blather going around lately about pointier eggs being all roosters, which is ridiculous, but that doesn't stop the inaccurate conjecture.
     
  9. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she didn't address a specific concern she was just being very rude telling me the shape of their eggs were connected to parasites and or poor diet. Which they don't have either haha
     
  10. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is probably used to grocery store eggs. Your eggs look fine.[​IMG]
     
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