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Long Skinny Egg

scarsdalesurprise Jan 12, 2013 08:16 AM

I have a carton of eggs that contains a longish skinny egg. Does anyone know what would cause this and if it's ok to eat?

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  1. Uncle Bob RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 12, 2013 08:28 AM

    I have a hen that lays a 'longish' egg just about all the time.
    Any hen can lay an "odd' egg at times....
    Not a thing wrong with it...OK to eat!


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      knucklesandwich RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 12, 2013 09:49 AM


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        tonifi RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 12, 2013 09:54 AM

        Now that I have chicken-keeping friends I get a lot of my eggs from them, and eggs vary far more in size/shape/color than supermarket eggs would have us believe. Nothing wrong with it.

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          ButterYum RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 13, 2013 03:47 PM

          I get eggs of all different shapes and sizes from my egg guy. I wouldn't be worried about it at all.

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            afridgetoofar RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 13, 2013 04:31 PM

            I was delighted to see this, because the last few cartons of eggs I've opened have each had at least one long, skinny egg. Nothing wrong with them.

            I suggested to my SO that perhaps chickens are just tense lately. (Think about it.)

            What do chickens worry about that clenches 'em up? Maybe they have quotas to meet. Maybe just being a chicken is enough. They can't be worried about their cholesterol, can they?

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              ricepad RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 13, 2013 05:28 PM

              Every now and then, one of our chickens lays an egg that has a bit of a waist. I figure she's probably taking a breath while she's squeezing those ones out.

              1. EWSflash RE: scarsdalesurprise Jan 13, 2013 07:17 PM

                Virgin pullets, have to get used to laying eggs. Bless their little hearts.

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