What happened to this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by richsbabycakes, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. richsbabycakes

    richsbabycakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this egg today in our baby coop. The big girls can get in there too though. My son saw our Comet in the baby coop today and both she and her bff were roosting in the baby coop which is weird. As far as I know my Comet isn't laying but her comb and wattles are much bigger and more red, though she doesn't squat at all. Could it be some wonky, first time layer, color error? Thanks!

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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a problem like that before ! make sure they have good quality laying mash and oystershells. I hope someone else will know more about it ! I bet the yolk is fine .
     
  3. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was one of her first, that is totally normal as their body "works" things out. Congrats on the egg [​IMG]. My first girl laid ones similar for her first few eggs, then a few per month, now we don't get them like that at all.
     
  4. richsbabycakes

    richsbabycakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! All other 5 that are laying started out with smaller eggs, except my Leghorn who always lays giant eggs, I think this must have been the Comet and a super dark one from the other day must have been my Barred Rock.
     

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