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Elongated eggs.

Unread postby Vicky » July 13th, 2007, 12:16 am

Since we went away, the hens have, in the majority, started to lay very long eggs.

I often have one or two, but now, they're all like this :smt017

Any thoughts? Or anyone with the same problem?
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Unread postby Brahmagirl » July 13th, 2007, 6:49 am

Yes - I have several hens laying the same shape of eggs - we call them 'torpedo' eggs and they are a nuisance because of not being able to get the egg box lid closed! I'm afraid I think these are due to my hens being too fat (they are mostly laid by older hens) - but hopefully this is not true!! Maybe someone else knows the real reason for this shape.
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Unread postby Top Hen » July 13th, 2007, 7:45 am

My Buff Orp lays a long shaped egg. I think there is weird suff going on this year re hens eggs and hatchings.
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Unread postby earl grey » July 13th, 2007, 9:00 am

Yes, my girls are laying elongated eggs, sometimes the colour changes from brown to white from one end to the other... They are not as smooth and shiny as normal but that might be due to them suffering "shellstim" in their water. Two of them were dropping disasters from their perch during the night which are vile and sticky to clean up.

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Unread postby Vicky » July 13th, 2007, 4:39 pm

Well, it's odd, because there are twice as many eggs now, too! And, I have several broodies, which aren't laying, obviously and also about eight moulters, from my pullets hatched last summer. But, still a lot of torpedos!

I reckon the egg thief is putting some back!! :smt023
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Unread postby Pepper's Flock » July 14th, 2007, 10:10 am

My old (7+) broiler cross has always laid an elongated egg. Very infrequent now but I had one yesterday-74gm.
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Re: Elongated eggs.

Unread postby Top Hen » August 3rd, 2007, 10:45 pm

My buff orp is laying elongated eggs at the mo and she takes her time laying it too!
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Re: Elongated eggs.

Unread postby Vicky » August 6th, 2007, 12:49 pm

Perhaps she has piles! :smt083
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Re: Elongated eggs.

Unread postby earl grey » August 6th, 2007, 8:05 pm

What a vile and revolting thought.... I wouldn't wish that sort of thing on any hen...... Certain people could benefit from having them foisted upon them though.....
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Re: Elongated eggs.

Unread postby Top Hen » August 6th, 2007, 10:56 pm

Oh, yes! I can name two... :smt044
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