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Round Eggs?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggzacto, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. eggzacto

    eggzacto New Egg

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    Hi, y'all. I came in search of an answer. Why aren't eggs egg-shaped anymore. I only have four chickens--third year. Just started laying again yesterday. Last week I asked egg seller at the farmers market why her eggs were round. Why, in fact, have all the eggs in the "organic" section of the supermarket suddenly turned round and all an even-shade of brown?

    The farmers market egg seller told me it was because her hens were HEALTHY, and on special HEALTHY feed. My chickens are absolutely free-range healthy and they lay oval or egg-shaped eggs. I kind of resented the implication.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There are some possible explanations I can come up with without really trying.

    1) The person telling you that is really ignorant. Feel sorry for them.
    2) That person was pulling your leg. Don’t you have a sense of humor?
    3) That person was lying to get a marketing advantage. Don’t trust them but maybe understand why so many other people get wrong information.
     
  3. eggzacto

    eggzacto New Egg

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    I appreciate the reply, but why are her eggs and the ones in the supermarket round? Anyone?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens don't lay round eggs, and I haven't seen many that are round. Egg shape varies depending on the breed and genetics of each individual bird. Diet and health has basically no influence on egg shape.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Round eggs are not usually normal. But, individual hens often lay their own unique eggs. I'm not sure why every organic egg would be round, however.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am not sure but I do know that older layers can start to lay eggs that are not shaped right. Their egg laying machines are starting to not work properly.

    Also, genetics can play a big role in the egg shapes too. I wouldn't worry about what others say to you.

    Great that you could join our community!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.

    That egg seller was just trying to impress that there's were better - too uniform sounds like " made in China". But we all know our own backyard flocks lay the best eggs!
     
  8. eggzacto

    eggzacto New Egg

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    "Made in China," that's it!
    But seriously--round like a ping pong ball. Nobody's seen this but me?
    Now I'm starting to worry.[​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Were they chicken eggs? Possibly guinea or pheasant?
     

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