Take a look at this kooky egg! What happened?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IronEagle, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. IronEagle

    IronEagle Out Of The Brooder

    81
    7
    41
    Jul 22, 2014
    QR, Mexico
    Found this weird egg next to the other normal eggs in the ladies favorite nest box today. Thought I'd share it and see if there are any thoughts on what happened. My flock is 6 regular layers, 4 pullets about 22 weeks old, and 5 birds much too young to lay yet. Is it possible that this is a pullet's first egg? I've never seen one of the young ones in the nest so I figured they have a few more weeks.

    BTW, the yolk on this egg is gigantic. At least twice the size of a normal yolk.

    Thanks for your help!


    This side of the egg had a "crackled" effect like Italian plaster.
    [​IMG]

    This side had a "bulge"
    [​IMG]

    Giant yolk, but otherwise normal inside
    [​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    8,613
    163
    316
    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    That could definitely be a pullet egg! My girls started laying eggs at 17 weeks, so it is possible. Wonky eggs are so cool to find. I had one similar to yours--with a bulge, but no cracks.
     
  3. IronEagle

    IronEagle Out Of The Brooder

    81
    7
    41
    Jul 22, 2014
    QR, Mexico
    Oh, that is so exciting! I'll start keeping a look out for who is milling around the nest.

    Thanks for the response!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by