Why is my egg long and skinny like a duck egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Truscifi, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Truscifi

    Truscifi Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first Ameracauna egg today. It is a lovely blueish color, but it is oddly long and skinny, almost like a duck egg. What's up with that? My RIR and my Maran/Aracana cross laid normal shaped eggs from the get-go.
     
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's working out the technique right now. Just give her a little time.[​IMG]
     
  3. Chester Hen

    Chester Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    My Easter-egger, Aubrey, has just started laying. Out of the dozen or so eggs she's laid so far she has laid one long, skinny egg and it turned out to be a double yolker. [​IMG]
     
  4. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Ameraucana, Dusty started laying in August and her eggs were the same way. Since then they have gotten bigger and filled out more but haven't lost the longish oval shape completetly.
     
  5. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard someone on this site call it a "pullet bullet" which describes it pretty well [​IMG] and I agree- she'll work it out
     
  6. Truscifi

    Truscifi Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I'll give it some time. I hope it is a double yolker though, that would be cool!
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because egg-laying is more of an art than a science to chickens. It takes practice to get technique [​IMG]
     
  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet Bullet lol, I love it!
     

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