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Hen laying thin-shelled, lighter-than-usual, odd-shaped eggs?!

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Hopefully this works. I have a hen that's suddenly laying eggs with super-thin shells(almost like they are not even fully "sealed." The color of her eggs is also very pale compRed to in the past. (I have pictured her egg w another brahma for reference.)
Lastly, all of the sudden her eggs have a crazy "torpedo" shape.

The girls all free-range about four hours a day and eat an organic, soy-free feed (many allergies in our family).

Any thoughts on this?
I'm perplexed as to why one of five would have this issue...
TYIA for any and all suggestions!
post #2 of 7

I found this link to be very helpful when our girls first started laying. We had some of the weirdest eggs. We had some like yours and also some that were completely soft. We didnt change anything. They just changed naturally over a couple of months. Hope this helps!

 

http://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf

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Ty for info!
Glad to know you didn't change anything and all
Turned out fine.ūüėäP
post #4 of 7

How old is hen and how long has she been laying?

Any changes or upsets happening lately?

 

Protein and calcium levels up to snuff?

Balanced chicken ration not being diluted with other foods?


Edited by aart - 1/7/16 at 6:25am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hen is 9 months old.

No new changes going on with them that I can think of/notice.

No changes in flock or anything.  (They were all purchased together as day-olds.)

They eat their feed daily.

I give them the pulp (waste) when I make walnut milk a few times a week.

Other than that, they free range in our back yard most of the day on most days.

 

All other hens seem fine, except for this one. 

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Originally Posted by CHIARA10 View Post
 

Hen is 9 months old.

No new changes going on with them that I can think of/notice.

No changes in flock or anything.  (They were all purchased together as day-olds.)

They eat their feed daily.

I give them the pulp (waste) when I make walnut milk a few times a week.

Other than that, they free range in our back yard most of the day on most days.

 

All other hens seem fine, except for this one. 

What kind of feed are you using?

What are the nutrient levels of the feed.....and the walnut pulp?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

You know what?! Everything resolved on its own after a few days, and I completely forgot I had posted this.

Wanted to update to thank everyone again for their help.

I'm happy to report that my Anna, the one who was laying the thin eggs, is back to laying the type of shells that I have to bang twice to crack open against the edge of my cast iron pans!

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