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Swirled egg yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by freedom chick, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. I got this egg the day before yesterday. Smaller than usual, and darker than usual for the layer. I believe this one was from my speckled sussex.

    Any ideas?

    No rooster. She has been laying for a few months now. She is a hatchery bird.

    We are in Ohio and have had a few of our warmer winter days.

    I have a picture but I am having trouble posting it. Attachment link says I do not have permission to create attachment (???)
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  2. MacCana

    MacCana Chirping

    Mar 17, 2014
    Hi @freedom chick [​IMG]

    I don't have any personal experience with what you've described but I'm greatly interested in seeing a picture. To paste links, I've resorted to breaking up the link using the spacebar. Break it up in the "paste box" BYC has you paste it into.

    For example: https://www. google .com/search?q=pictures+of+hens&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ztbcVPLFEYq-ggS8q4D4Aw&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=667 (<---This is just a google search for hen pictures)

    *Note the only spaces are between "www." and "google" and between "google" and ".com"

    Then anyone that wants to see it just removes the spaces and follows the link. How long has your hen been laying? Is she new to it? I've heard strange eggs are a common thing to girls that are still fresh and new to laying.
  3. Here is the pic.
    Sorry it took so long to get on. I had some technical difficulty.

  4. MacCana

    MacCana Chirping

    Mar 17, 2014
    Looks like it may have started developing before collection to me. But that's just a guess.
  5. MacCana

    MacCana Chirping

    Mar 17, 2014
    Oh I forgot you said no rooster. Hmmm. I haven't the slightest clue.
  6. I am going to have to dig and research the anatomy and physiology, and formation and development of the eggs. This ought to be interesting....
  7. coni55087

    coni55087 In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2014
    I have rings in my yokes too. I do have a rooster but eggs done set in the nest longer than a couple hours at most.
    I have a pic but not able to post the pic either

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