Black Star Butts & Cracked Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrdruids, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. mrdruids

    mrdruids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black star hen, shes a really big girl. Her butt is so big that she has a white stripe under it from when she poops. also whenever she lays an egg its cracked and smooshed in on one end. So im wondering does she have an abnormaly high vent or does she have an abnormaly big butt? and does this happen with other peoples' stars? it seems like a disadvantage if you want to breed them because most of the eggs would be cracked
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Not all hen's are created equal. I've had Black Sex Links and never have seen what you describe. But I've had hens that couldn't successfully lay. If their anatomy somehow prevents proper laying, we cull.
     
  3. mrdruids

    mrdruids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well at least the eggs dont crack so bad that the stuff comes out, just gotta be gentle with them
     

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