Which end of the egg comes out first?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sunny Side Up, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    [​IMG] I apologize if you think this is a stupid question.

    I *thought* I knew, until someone asked me this. And I realized I didn't really know for certain. I've even seen hens in the actual act of laying, but didn't pay close enough attention to notice which end comes out first?
    The pointed end? [​IMG] Or the rounded end?
     
  2. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have watched them lay eggs alot, but now that you ask I am going to pay closer attention. That is a good question.
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    LOL I read that and thought "well duh, it's the.....ummmmmm....well, maybe the.....ummmmm........"

    Yeah, which end is it????? I have taken pics of them laying an egg....I have practically crammed my head under their rears just to get a great view and I have no clue!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    The fat end is the end that's cracked when I get mine from the nest box and they've laid one on top of another.

    Of course I also have a bad memory and tend to make stuff up.
     
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  5. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Point end first, or small end,
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Was posting answer at the same time, but like they say a pic, is worth a 1000 words, great pic.
     
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  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great picture! Totally awesome, thanks for asking the question - it was something I had not thought of but once you asked I realized I wondered the same thing.

    Not like us humans - we push out the biggest and hardest part first! LOL
     
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  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Hard end first??? Just think legs first and they spread !!!!! glad I am a man.
     
  10. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal eggs are laid large end first..Eggs layed point end first are actually abnormal.......
     

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