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Anybody know what could be causing this?
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It looks body checked (Got broken then repaired) but on the side which I'm not to sure about. Body checked are usually rings around the circumference of the egg.

Check out this article ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
post #3 of 6
I call those ones bullet holed, lol... nope, not a body check... that is actually caused by a 2nd egg going into the 'chute' before the 1st one is fully formed... it causes a 'dent' and then hardens up...
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I did think a white banded egg but it was the raised ring that made me think body checked. It was the raised ring that made me think body checked but white band can obviously be different in shape and texture big_smile.png
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Thanks for the feedback! I'm pretty new to this chicken stuff, but loving every minute!
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I’ll include both my links. Between the two of them you can probably find exactly what you are seeing. To me, that looks like two eggs in the shell gland at the same time, called white banded eggs or flat sided eggs. If this occurs regularly the hen may have a problem with her internal egg making factory by releasing too many yolks to start the egg making process, but if it is pretty rare it’s not a real problem. Oops sometimes happen.

Egg Shell Defects
https://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf

Egg Quality Handbook
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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