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Dominic

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Strange Eggs.
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:48 »


Not the best picture I'm afraid, about a third of the way up, theres a "join".
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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 09:27 »
This topic has been started in response to many people asking if their eggs are normal or not. Please feel free to add your photos of extra large, small, odd shaped, wrinkled, wind eggs etc.
The first picture is off Dominic's hens egg and is perfectly normal  :D
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Strange Egg This morning
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 20:46 »
I got this egg this morning from one of my ex-bat girls  :ohmy:
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Re: Strange Egg This morning
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 21:05 »
Another one for the odd-shaped egg thread/sticky. I think.  As I understand it ex-batts can lay misshapen eggs when coming to the end of their laying cycle.
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Re: Strange Egg This morning
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 22:17 »
Confused with the pictures, are they all of the same egg?
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Re: Strange Egg This morning
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 10:55 »
yes, all the same egg but from different angles.  straight down on one side with bumpy bits, and a 'wobbly' kind of top (but not soft- if that makes any sense at all ??? !)
She is just going into a moult- so nothing to really worry about I think  :D :D

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 00:41 »
I was just looking at the thread about strange shaped eggs, which has the purpose of showing the wide variation there can be in egg shape and size.  The idea is that there is lots of natural variation and there's not usually any need to worry.

So just for a change of pace I thought I might give you something to worry about.  :tongue2:  Here's a couple of links discussing something called "Egg Drop Syndrome."  It was identified in Ireland in 1976 and is caused by a virus. 

First, some photos of mis-shapen eggs:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/191/egg-drop-syndrome-1976

Then, a description of the syndrome:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/52/egg-drop-syndrome-76


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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 09:21 »
That's very interesting Lindeggs!  Thanks for the links.

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 14:48 »
Thought one of the mods would like to put some more photos on the Strange Eggs thread.

Large blotchy egg is from my Bovan Goldline who loves laying soft shelled eggs.  I put some kiln dried sand in a large tub for the hens to dustbathe in.  They prefer to eat it and as a result Bossy Boots has laid this colourful egg.

The small round egg is a wind egg, again I think this is from Bossy Boots.

The small colourful egg is the first egg from the quail that was attacked by her brother.  She is laying larger eggs now but her first was so small it probably is all yolk or all white.
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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 12:58 »
Latest strange egg, ouch!   :ohmy:
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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2013, 11:50 »
our chickens have offten layed eggs like that and we have be told that if the chickens are worried then they lay like that ?? How true it is I'm not sure.
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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 00:11 »
Latest strange egg, ouch!   :ohmy:

I've been told this is a difficult to lay egg - ie: the stretchmarks. Either the egg was too big or the hen wasn't quite ready but the egg was too big to keep inside.

I don't think it's a problem though - unless happening all the time I suppose.

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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 21:13 »
One of my chickens has been laying strange eggs for the past two months, prior to this she laid perfectly normal eggs. Her egg production has not changed just the physical appearance of the eggs. I have two chickens in total and the other chicken is laying normal eggs. Every egg for the past couple of months has had varying degrees of warping. The shells are a normal thickness and the insides are also normal. Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 19:53 »
We found we got a couple of eggs with no shell this cold weather. They were just a membrane. Only a couple though and now things are back to normal.

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Re: Strange Eggs.
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 23:05 »
I'm no chicken expert, but these all look like dietary issues.  We had a few weird eggs so we made sure we upped their calcium intake and a more balanced fruit/veg/grain diet and they're all good now.

We bake the used egg shells then crush them into tiny fragments and then feed them back to the girls a pinch every now and then.

Also, when making hard-boiled eggs, give the boiled water to them to drink (once cooled), it has loads of calcium in it.



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