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Flat Sided Egg....??

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This is the first time I have ever seen a pinched edged flat egg!! Anyone know why??
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You didn't say if this hen just started laying.  If so, it's perfectly normal to have some weird shapes and shells.  I had a young layer that laid a weird flat bulls-eye egg when she started laying.  Here's more:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/19/flatsided-eggs

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Someone also said once in the emergency forum that an egg bound hen can lay flat ones if an egg passes by one that is bound...  but other than that I have no clue!

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post #4 of 7

A few starters would do that, its normal.

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post #5 of 7

Awesome link by feathersnuggles.. A perfect example. It looks so much like the one DoubleTake is asking about.

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DUNNVILLE, KENTUCKY with DH, 3 boys, 26 French Black Copper Marans, 22 White silkies, 18 Serama's, 30 Light Sussex, 19 EE's, 4 dogs, 4 cats, 4 cows, 3 white button quial, 1 big fish tank, 2 sweet cockatiels, and one really sweet miniature horse name Cookie!.
                            

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Cool!!!

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The early worm gets eaten by the bird!
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post #7 of 7

Last night we had a thunderstorm with lightening and this morning a hen that has been laying for three months laid a soft shelled egg in the run and later a flat sided egg in the nesting box.It was almost identical to yours and I think it was a soft shelled egg just hardening as it came out as it was flat on the bottom. It was also a much paler colour. I tend to think the storm may have upset her laying routine.  

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