Bumpy eggs and thin shells

mamablair

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Maybe you lovely chicken people can help me out. My hens are mostly 2-3 years old and have been giving me some odd eggs lately. Bumpy shells and today I had one with a very thin shell that was laid on top of the nesting boxes. They are on flock raiser and have access to oyster shell in another container. Is this just an age thing? Here's a pic of one of the bumpy eggs.
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ValerieJ

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I have a Buff Orpington who lays shells like that. She is nearly 4 years old, so I think it is age. Some hens are at the end of their laying at 2-3 years. Lucy only lays about an egg a week now, and most of them don't make it to the frig because the shells are so thin. I think it's age. But, what can I say, I love Lucy.
 

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