Wierd Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Uppity Peon, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    I got some wierd eggs today.

    At the 12:00 is the largest one I have ever gotten. I wish I had a scale.
    At 3:00 is a normal egg.
    At 6:00 is the one with a bulge around the "equator".
    And at 9:00 is one with "stretch marks" - little ridges that run the length of the egg.


    How wierd is that?

  2. aimeeinwv

    aimeeinwv Songster

    interesting for sure!
  3. darkroo

    darkroo Chirping

    Jul 12, 2009
    I have one hen who will lay an egg every now and then like the one at 6 oclock (it's almost like it was cracked in half and then healed) but it's like one every two weeks or so.
    I also have a brahma who always has a little dimple at the small end of the egg. It's not weak or anything it's a hard feature just a little wave right at the small end of the egg.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I've had one's with bulges, but that one with ridges is strange for sure!
  5. Ldyjarhead

    Ldyjarhead In the Brooder

    Nov 11, 2009
    South/Central OH

    I can't wait to get my pullets and see what they will bless me with. It may be a long wait through winter.

  6. I can't find the post, but someone had a similar question. A BYCer supplied a link to an egg site that explained that sometimes when a hen is disturbed during the egg laying process, these extra marks (bulges, stretchmarks, etc) occur. Whatever, I've also had eggs like that...still taste good inside:)

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