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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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 2 Cinnamon Queens, 3 Silkies, 1 dominiques, 2 black sex links, 2 EE's, 1 blue marans, and 1 RIR cross. 2 golden comets, 2 buff laced polish, 1 cuckoo marans, 2 mixed, 1 speckled sussex, and 2 khaki campbell ducks!
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post #4 of 10

A few starters would do that, its normal.

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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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post #6 of 10

Cool!!!

The early worm gets eaten by the bird!
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The early worm gets eaten by the bird!
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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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My hen lays eggs all the time with dents, ripples or "stretch marks" as I like to call them but this week they've been flat on the sides. Nothing has changed,still look the same when I Crack them so I guess I won't worry. [IMG]
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The eggs are passing through the shell gland very close together so that they are in contact with each other.

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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