Triple Yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Allears, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cornish Rock's first eggs... soft shell.[​IMG] They are on layer feed now and have had free access to oyster shell, so I think she's hopefully just sorting out the kinks in her system. The other bird is laying hard shell, but small eggs.
     
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  2. IceAngel

    IceAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Calcium absorption is a complex process. In humans it requires magnesium and vitamin D. Probably in birds as well.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not unusual to see in the first month or so of laying...until they get the kinks worked out of the system.
    Meanwhile, eggs everywhere, some of them can be rather funky looking, soft or thin shelled, huge multiple yolked eggs.
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    A triple yolk, that's not something you see everyday. [​IMG] It's not that uncommon for pullets to lay a shelless egg or two when they first start laying, so I wouldn't be concerned. By Cornish Rock, Are you referring to Cornish Rock cross meat birds?
     
  5. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, both girls are Cornish Rock hybrid meat birds. They are pets though and not destined for the dinner table [​IMG]
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hmm...do you know that those Cornish X hybrids were not designed to be layers or live long lives and have a high likelihood of developing serious heart and leg issues?
    Maybe it's different in your country <shrugs> but not the best chicken to have for a pet.
     
  7. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your concern, I hadn't intended becoming a chicken owner but these two were rescued from a cull pile. They are now 4 months old (as long as I have owned chickens) and doing surprisingly well considering my ignorance. Thank heaven for this site! They are currently on a diet because they weigh around 5kg each. I've got them on 120g complete layer feed and they are free range, so get lots of exercise.
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    They don't roost, love dust bathes, follow me like puppies and have the sweetest nature. I realise they may not get much older than 2 years, but at least they will have had a good life. If they develop any health issues that can't be managed I will have them put to sleep. They sleep in the garage and gallop (they don't run) to the front door when it's opened in the morning. They walk through the house and out the back door. The same process gets repeated in reverse at bed time and boy do they complain if the exit doors aren't opened quick enough for them to go through!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1037992/wlh-roo-laid-an-egg/10
     
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