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post #11 of 16
Well 3 days, 3 days with shells. Perfect, well no. 3 slab sided eggs. It seems her system is playing catch up, being she was last to lay. Slab sided eggs are formed when 1 egg crashes into another. Here's the 3.[IMG]GC
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by GC-Raptor View Post

Well 3 days, 3 days with shells. Perfect, well no. 3 slab sided eggs. It seems her system is playing catch up, being she was last to lay. Slab sided eggs are formed when 1 egg crashes into another. 

They can also form due to a shell gland glitch and/or disease.

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 #13 of 16
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Awwww....the first egg looks like it was stitched together or like it has a scar!  I'd hollow that one out and save it!  But then again, I'm slightly twisted!  The other 2 don't look so bad.  I had speckling on the eggs from my Bard Rock.  I just figured it was suppose to be like that.  Sometimes more speckles than others.  I will be interesting to see how the Amercuana's eggs turn out once she starts laying.  She's a bit behind the the others and smaller. She gets picked on a little so I feed her table scraps apart from the others.  She has her own space she picked.  Hoping she fills out and starts laying...and that they are normal eggs!

post #14 of 16
Well, IS my ordeal OVER! Let me rephrase that. Is my hen, Little One's ordeal OVER! I hope so. Today by 10:15am, I picked up the most perfect, the most beautiful eggs in the world! Well at least in my neighborhood. The first time in nearly two weeks, I got 5 eggs with no visible flaws. A happy camper here.
I am going to celebrate by cooking up an omelet, wish I could invite you all, who are going through the same ordeal. May I not get another soft shell or FrankenEgg again. GC
post #15 of 16

I have been having this same issue.  We got a few shell less eggs or egg farts as some people call them from each chicken.  They started laying hard eggs after that.  3 eggs a day from our 5 ISA browns.  After about a week a fourth a day and a week after that a fifth egg appeared. We got 5 eggs for a few days then all of a sudden we started getting 4 eggs a day and a rubbery egg laid in weird places throughout the coop or run.  We are hoping that the "5th" chicken/ egg issue resolves itself out within a week or so.  Yes, it is good to know that this is happening to others as well. We were a little surprised at getting the 5th egg and all being normal and then getting the rubbery egg a day after a few days of all normal ones.

post #16 of 16
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Yay to all the good eggs out there! Since this problem is resolved for the most part, I now have to go post about another chicken issue! 😡 Mean girls!
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