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porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 20, 2013
5:53 PM

Post #9391748

One of my hens - I think a Silver Laced Wyandotte - lays funny rough eggs. They look like they have tiny beads stuck to the outside. Anyone else seen this ? The other egg is from a Red Sex Link who lays huge eggs.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9392637

I have the same exact egg issue. I found that if I up the oyster shells I put on their feed, the crusty eggs get better. They were also a little bloody at times so I think that crustiness is causing damage when she lays. I haven't figured out which hen it is but I do have a silver laced wyandotte so it could be her.

I also have gigantic eggs from a red sex link. I've never seen such large eggs - they are definitely larger than the jumbo size from the supermarket! I wasn't positive it was her but had strongly suspected it. Sounds like confirmation if yours is also laying those huge eggs.

Tam

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jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 25, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9397302

my silkie lays eggs with a ripple on the end.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 25, 2013
12:31 PM

Post #9397353

This same hen or one of her Wyandotte sisters lays wrinkled eggs too. I shouldn't think it is a dietary deficiency as the shells are not thin or extra brittle and none of the other hens are laying distorted eggs.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 30, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9402484

An extra-extra large egg from one of my Red Sex Links. It weighed just under 4 oz.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9402644

I gotta weigh mine & post the pic! Very similar. I don't put 'em in egg carton 'cause they are just way too big & risk breakage if something is set on top.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 30, 2013
12:15 PM

Post #9402702

I just did that for the picture; they definitely do not fit in even a Jumbo carton.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9402710

I have the same type of photo. Shot it with a dozen store bought "large" and it was a hoot to see the contrast. I've never had such large eggs before!

Tam
porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 30, 2013
12:37 PM

Post #9402725

The contrast eggs are probably also at least extra-large; that is a carton sized for "Jumbo" eggs. By the time they are one year old, most of my hens are laying eggs larger than super-market size - not as many as when they were younger, but definitely bigger.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
7:04 PM

Post #9403252

I have tiny little bantum eggs up to the gigantic red sex link.

Here's one day's group.

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
7:07 PM

Post #9403259

Oh - here's the shot of the giant egg in a super market carton of extra large eggs.

Tam

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porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 30, 2013
7:07 PM

Post #9403260

That' a pretty impressive difference. Both photos.

This message was edited Jan 30, 2013 9:08 PM

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2013
9:28 AM

Post #9403758

I weighed the eggs today. That red sex link giant egg was 4.3oz today.
Most of the others are 2.3 or 2.4oz. The little bantum's egg was 1.2oz
and one of the larger bantum's egg was 1.9oz

Amazing difference in sizes!

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