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long thin eggs

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:33 pm
by chickenfan
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.

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:16 am
by chrismahon
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?

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:37 am
by chickenfan
That's a relief, thank you Chris.

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:31 am
by Marigold
I would be happy if more of my birds were laying anything, never mind the shape!

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:27 pm
by chickenfan
It is the worst time of year Marigold!

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:01 am
by Poultryman
You mean they lay only elongated eggs?

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:31 pm
by chickenfan
Yes, she seems to lay just elongated eggs, although they used to be egg-shaped when she was younger.

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:43 pm
by chrismahon
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?

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:56 pm
by chickenfan
Thanks Chris. She is quite fat so maybe this is the trouble.

Re: long thin eggs

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:26 pm
by Poultryman
I'll like to know what eventually happen.