I have one sweet, pretty Ameracauna who has just started laying 6 weeks ago. About 3 weeks ago, there was a perfect hole cracked in the end of her egg. This has been going on ever since, and it's really bugging me! It's such a pretty egg! Any ideas on how to make her stop doing this? I assume that she is doing this herself because the hole is beak size and it is not like a gently mushed in crack that you might get if two eggs knocked together or even when you crack open an egg. It's one small piece of shell that is cleanly cracked and pushed in, as if hanging on by an edge.
My other question is can I still eat the egg? There is an inner seal that is not broken. I have eaten it a couple of times and not gotten sick or anything, but I just read last night how easily eggs can become contaminated and I wonder if it is worth the risk? i hate to waste one of my few, precious eggs, and I have been putting the cracked egg right in the fridge when I collect them and then eating it the next morning, but now I'm hesitating. Thanks for any help!