Wonky shaped eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nonny, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this isn't going to become a trend, but one of my chooks has now twice missed a day of laying, but then the next day she's laid a large wonky shaped egg.

    Weird!
     
  2. MommyMagpie

    MommyMagpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have any of the wonky ones been a double yolk? We have a hen that lays eggs with a dented-in middle, and sometimes they will have double yolks. Almost like it didn't form all the way the first day, then another one was grafted to it.
     
  3. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one didn't - haven't cracked this one open yet. Here's a pic of it (on the left, normal egg on the right). It's kind of bulged out in the middle on one side.

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    They both look round in the pic but that's cause I took the pic from the wrong angle I think.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I love the variety of shapes I get from my girls. I have a turken that has laid oblong eggs from the very start. This is one of her eggs after she first started laying (on the right) next to a 3 y.o. hen's egg:

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    I get speckled eggs alot too. Now that my brahmas are getting older, I've noticed an increase in strange shaped eggs from them. Doesn't matter, they still taste wonderful. It's all part of the fun of having backyard birds. [​IMG]
     
  5. MommyMagpie

    MommyMagpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drumstick lays those oblong eggs sometimes too. In fact my 10yo son, whose 4H project the hens are, can tell who laid which egg just by its appearance.
     
  6. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I call those torpedoes. One of the girls that just started laying gives me torpedoes every day.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I call those torpedoes. One of the girls that just started laying gives me torpedoes every day.

    We call em pullet bullets. [​IMG]
     
  8. Martha80

    Martha80 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my new layers is giving me a "torpedo or pullet bullet" every 2 or 3 days and it will be a double yolker.
     

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