would first eggs from pullet be shaped funny?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by freshegg, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found 2 eggs yesterday that where kinda long and on end very pointy, and they where light colered with dark spots. I have 5 golden comets that should be starting to lay and 8 rir 2 yo that quit laying 2 weeks ago maybe 3. do you think it was a comets eggs or do they come out like that if hens are only laying a occasional egg? (very occasional 2 weeks [​IMG] .)
     
  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    There's actually another thread about this right now. I think it says something about bullet eggs in the title line.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  4. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I just read that thread and no real answer yet. my comets just started squatting and letting me pat them so they are atleast near ready. but it seems cold those crazy bird go into the rhoderdendron tree to roost instead of nice warm coop [​IMG]
     
  5. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few chickens over the years that laid very bullet-shaped eggs, and in most of those cases, I know it was genetic because I hatched the birds from eggs like that, reared the pullets, and then they laid eggs like that too. In one case, I had a BRxCochin mix that laid big, dark-brown bullet-shaped eggs for a couple of years before I sold her. So, in my experience, it doesn't have anything to do with their being pullet eggs, since those females kept laying that same shape their whole lives, but, with that said, pullets do some odd laying at first, so I guess it is possible. You might have to wait and see. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hmmm, well all I can tell you for sure is that besides the pullet bullets I'm getting from one newly laying hen I also get other weird shapes. Quite a few are pointy at one end and also a couple of speckled (brown or purple speckles) ones at least a couple of times a week. Some of my hens have been laying for up to 14 weeks, others just a few weeks.
     
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  7. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mystery solved they are turkey eggs and I just got one that is gigantic [​IMG]
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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