torpedo egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunket77, May 12, 2010.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens started laying torpedo eggs!! they are long and narrow and we got another misshapen egg today, it was just kind of bumpy. And there was a broken egg in the nest which has never happened before. I am hoping it wasn't soft. I recently switched to an organic mash could they not be getting the right nutrients now? I switched from layena. (purina)
     
  2. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a buttercup hen that lays torpedo eggs.
     
  3. rubyrogue

    rubyrogue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My polish lays torpedo eggs
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Guys! Guys! They are not torpedo eggs! They are pullet bullets. [​IMG]

    I doubt the change of feed had anything to do with it. Are you providing extra calcium in the form of oyster shell?
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I've had hens that routinely laid long narrow eggs, and others who occasionally make them. I like to imagine the hen sneezing right at the moment she is laying the egg and it squeezes out extra fast and thin. [​IMG] But really, the shape is determined earlier up on her assembly line, it's already hard by the time she lays it. Sneezing wouldn't affect its shape, but it's a funny thought anyway.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I too get the occasional pullet bullet.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've always called them torpedo eggs, too; I like pullet bullet! That's perfect!

    I've had a few chooks lay them, all EEs.

    (Kelly, stop stalking me)
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:No way! [​IMG] Stick 'em up! Hand over the eggs and nobody will get hurt. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:No way! [​IMG] Stick 'em up! Hand over the eggs and nobody will get hurt. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    (Umm.............sorry for the hijack!)
     

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