Strange eggs!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hens rule, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 days ago i found this huge egg in the laying boxes, as well as many normal sized eggs. Its the one on the left, the one on the right is a normal egg for comparison-
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    And the next day i got a really small mini egg! My dog ate it beofre i took a picture of it but i got one today just like it. Today i found the mini egg and another big egg probaly a double yolker as well as the one i got 4 days ago. And i got the mini egg. The 2 double yolkers where layed by 2 differant hens the dark one is Davids and the light one is unknown. Davids egg has blood in it. :(
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    The one on the right is a normal egg for comparison. Do you know why her egg is bloody and why all these cool but strange eggs are being layed. I do have 2 red heat lamps on 24-7 could that be why?

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    The one on the right suprisingly is a normal egg for comparison again. Its so tiny, do you think it has a yolk and should i turn off my heat lamps?
     
  2. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roosters laying these eggs need paprika in their diet.
     
  3. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but seriously, the age and breed are very important for this discussion. Also is there a rooster ? double yolks can equate to twin chicks hatching from one egg.
     
  4. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    argh ! actually I'm looking at my jest, which is pure comedy gold btw, and just knowing some wowser will complain that there are people out there who are silly enough to take it literally. sigh.
     
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  5. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The small eggs are very common for new layers (pullets). I experienced them with my layers 2 different batches of hens. They became normal size within couple of months of laying then a few started popping double yolkers sporadically which are too big eggs for the cartons. Blood on eggs sometimes is not uncommon since sometimes hens have tearings due to the size of eggs.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^

    Double yolkers are also common with new layers.
     
  7. LazyHen

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  8. LazyHen

    LazyHen Out Of The Brooder

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    This one came from my Easter Egger. Wish I had incubated it for twins..lol
     
  9. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my hens are new layers. They are between the ages of almost 2 to almost 5 years old, they're birthdays are in March. :) thanks everyone
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Funky eggs like from new layers can also come from older ones going into/coming out of a molt...as well as at the end of their laying life.
     
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