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Odd shaped eggs

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I have 5 Rhode Island Red hens, 1 Brown Leghorn hen and a Brown Leghorn rooster. My RIR hens are laying odd shaped eggs. All of them lay these elongated oval shaped eggs. The eggs are long and skinny. My BL lays a regular shaped egg. The chickens are fed egg maker pellets and are let out to free roam 4 to 5 times a week. What is making my RIR lay odd shaped eggs?

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How long have they been laying?.. When they are new layers the tend to lay long odd looking eggs ..

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4 Orpingtons -1 Bluebelle - 1 Bantam SLW - 1 Ex-Battery Hybrid -  4 Lemon Sablepoots....2 Khaki Campbells - 1 ??? Drake and a Rabbit
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yep I was going to say that I have several first year layers and I get several elongated eggs per week.  I think the more they lay the more "normal" their egg shape becomes.

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Wife, Mom to 4, trying to live the country life with a bunch of critters, a garden in progress, and a hope and prayer!!!  Love Chickens!!!!!

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Thanks for the replies.... They have been laying for about a year. Is that still considered as a young layer? I have had RIR before and didn't seem to have this problem. I was wondering if it was deficiency? My BL hen seems to lay regular shaped eggs. Thanks for any reply/help smile

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