Why are her eggs like this? ~Pic~

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvinmychickens, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    My Black Ameraucana's eggs are so weird looking! They are very bumpy. They are all like that. She is about 1 year old and her bumble feet seem fine now, because we have fixed it. Why are her eggs like that? Does it mean anything that she lays deformed eggs?

    Sorry for the huge picture. Taken on my cell phone.

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures always help
     
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Will post pictures soon. FYI, you may not be able to completely see the bumps, but I hope you can tell.
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like they're probably calcium deposits. I get eggs like that every so often.
     
  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. RMBGKY

    RMBGKY Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a huge egg!! It is bigger than a quart jar.
     
  7. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it like, normal at the pointy end, then a bump out all the way around the shell and then normal at the other end? Does the "bumped out" part look like it might be a little weaker then the rest of the shell?
    I have one or two hens that will lay eggs with a bump or ring all the way around the middle of the shell. I don't think there's a problem with them if they lay 'em like that, but I don't incubate those eggs.
     
  8. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] It's an Alien egg.
     
  9. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never seen an Emu egg like that! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  10. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I tried incubating one just like that! It grew and pipped and then died. When I opened the egg to see why, it looked like it's insides were hanging out of it. Definately a deformity I would say. I'll never put another chick through that again.
     

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