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5yr old bird is infrequently laying eggs like these... Say once a month... Any suggestions besides "hen-a-pause" causing this? Tia!
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http://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Thanks for posting that! I'm assuming this would be a calcium deposit? There is nothing about holes in eggs.
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Looks like an shell gland malfunction to me.

Not unusual in a 5 year old bird.

Does she lay normal eggs too or only these?

 

ETA....is the membrane inside intact?

 

Oh and Welcome to BYC!


Edited by aart - 6/3/16 at 5:45am

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."

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