Torpedo shaped eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dekel18042, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three of my hens who had taken off for molting and over the winter laid their first egg today. Due to the fact I have various mixes and breeds within my flock I know who the layers were, one marans and two olive eggers. One of the olive eggers is a daughter of the marans. All three eggs were long and shaped like torpedoes. Previous these hens had laid normally shaped extra large eggs. I'm assuming the shape is because they are just starting up again after a layoff? Any idea how long it will continue?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be......only time will tell.
    How's that for a vague answer?

    Had a torpedo from a back from molting bird recently...was an OE too...just the one, maybe two, tho.
    Funky eggs happen..... often there's no real, or discernible, cause.
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought it V E R Y strange since all are at least two or three. None had laid eggs like this before and after a vacation of three months (last laid in October) they all laid these eggs on the very same day, their first day back laying. Weird birds. [​IMG]
     

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