My GLW has been laying for about three weeks now. She lays the prettiest little smooth brown eggs - such a great color. Twice she has laid these slab sided eggs. :/
She has no infection. We have an 8x10 run with a 4x8 coop. Six nest boxes. And six full sized girls. All just laying or haven't laid yet. Plus one 15oz Serama hen (who is broody on nothing right now). All the ladies who are laying right now all use the same box.
The hen laying these eggs is queen bee - other than the Serama who rules them all. There are no fights. I believe at this point we have over 4 sqft per bird in the run. It is a tractor and we move it every 2-3 days. So I am not sure if the trouble is over crowding? The eggs have been perfect, so have the other eggs laid by the other girls.
I guess my question is, is this normal for a new layer? Or is there a big problem here? She was 22 weeks old when she started laying (she's 25 weeks today) and has been consistent as a daily layer, until she gets one of these and she skips a day. We also have Olive Eggers and their eggs have been larger than hers. Her first egg though was a double yolker. And she has also laid a fairy egg.