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chickenfan
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long thin eggs

Post by chickenfan » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:33 pm

One of my birds has begun laying long, thin eggs and I wonder if this is anything to worry about? The shell quality is fine.
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by chrismahon » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:16 am

We have some Wyandottes and they all lay rather elongated eggs. The only problem I can think of is hatching from those eggs Chickenfan. I read you shouldn't hatch elongated eggs and later realised that it might be because they form double air sacs?
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by chickenfan » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:37 am

That's a relief, thank you Chris.
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by Marigold » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:31 am

I would be happy if more of my birds were laying anything, never mind the shape!
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by chickenfan » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:27 pm

It is the worst time of year Marigold!
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by Poultryman » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:01 am

You mean they lay only elongated eggs?
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by chickenfan » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:31 pm

Yes, she seems to lay just elongated eggs, although they used to be egg-shaped when she was younger.
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by chrismahon » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:43 pm

I had a thought that it may be due to some constriction in the oviduct Chickenfan. In which case that might be bad news. She's not unusually fat is she, because that constricts the oviduct as well and usually stops them laying altogether?
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by chickenfan » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:56 pm

Thanks Chris. She is quite fat so maybe this is the trouble.
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Re: long thin eggs

Post by Poultryman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:26 pm

I'll like to know what eventually happen.
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