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What is wrong with this egg?

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Hi everyone. This is the second time I have seen a weird egg like the one pictured below. Its flat on one side. I have 5 ladies and am not sure who did this. Is this normal? Thank you for any input. [IMG]

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Well...it's not normal.  But it's within the normal spectrum of abnormal eggs...lol!  Sometimes the egg tract just doesn't function properly - with some hens its just an occasional glitch.  But with others it becomes the norm.  Just as people can develop diseases in their organs, or their organs stop working efficiently for other reasons, the same can happen to chickens (and other animals).  So the part of the tract where the shell develops (near the end obviously) evidently is having issues.  The eggs are still edible - just don't look too appetizing.

 

There was a link somewhere about different egg issues...I'll see if I can dig it up.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #3 of 5
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Thank you so much! I just want to make sure my ladies are ok. I appreciate they advice and if you find that link that would he great!
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This is NOT the link I mentioned, but this is a thread about abnormal eggs you might enjoy browsing through - there are some really freaky eggs being laid out there...lol:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/633054/post-your-abnormal-egg-pictures

 

ps -I saw a darker brown one a few pages in - reminded me a lot the one in your pic.


Edited by teach1rusl - 5/21/16 at 6:05am

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Well THIS article won't make you feel any better...lol.  Don't let it worry you - just see if there's anything in there usable.    https://www.beautyofbirds.com/eggproblems.html

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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