What is with THIS egg? **pics**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickybaby, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Chickybaby

    Chickybaby Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Okay, so I've had some "special eggs" from my Brahma girls, but THIS one takes the cake...
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    it has a ridge that goes all the way around...

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    and it's kind of pitted, with discoloration in the "pits"...

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    It's really STRANGE... Not quite as big as my WHOPPER egg, but it's good size. I just don't understand the ridge. Maybe supposed to be 2 eggs that didn't seperate? I don't get it, I just don't...

    Anybody got any ideas? :eek:
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, she was trying to copy that plastic easter egg you had in the nest boxes wayyyy back when! [​IMG]
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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  5. Chickybaby

    Chickybaby Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Actually, I have a plastic potato in the nest box so I wouldn't give them any ideas [​IMG]
     
  6. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!!!
     
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!! I have never seen anything like that. It is huge to!!
     
  8. New2chickensnky

    New2chickensnky Out Of The Brooder

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    You know , I would like to know the answer to this as well. We have gotten some eggs in the past that look just like this and I was told by someone it was because they were at the end of the laying cycle , but they still laid after that and still do , it is just every once in a while that we get one of these special eggs. On your's , is the dents in it kind of soft?
     
  9. unclejoe

    unclejoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one this past summer that was similar but the ridge wasn't quite as distinct. The farmer that delivers our feed told us that eggs can get markings like this if the hen is interrupted during the laying process. Don't know if that's the case here, but I thought I'd throw it out there for consideration.
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Thats an exit guide for the hatching chick.

    Inside the egg are the instructions: " Peck along dotted line"
     

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