balloon eggs ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coopersroost, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. coopersroost

    coopersroost Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2015
    east rochester NY
    I have 2 RIR's and 3 BO's. 6 more SLW's but they are younger. My RIR's I believe are laying nice eggs. My BO's are starting to lay now and I've had a few eggs with balloon outsides if you will. Like a balloon instead of a hard shell. I'm guessing this is normal and after the first few the shells should form. Anyone have this happen with new layers?? Thanks in advance.
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    My guess is just because she is a new layer. But for the futures here are some reasons why it can happen:

    - Immature shell gland (young layer);

    - Nutritional deficiency, usually lack of calcium and vitamins E, B12 and D as well as phosphorous and selenium;

    - Certain diseases, such as Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis, avian influenza, egg drop syndrome;

    - Exposure to very high temperatures and extremely high or low humidity levels;

    - An infestation of internal or external parasites, such as worms, mites or lice;

    - Stress prompting the hen to lay an egg prematurely, before the shell is formed;

    - Egg laying while molting;

    - Exposure to toxins, such as mold, fungi, bacteria.
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