can anyone identify this egg deformity?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Katewebster, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Katewebster

    Katewebster In the Brooder

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    Hello there! I am admittedly in my rookie year of chicken raising but I cannot figure out what is wrong with this egg?! Any guesses?
     

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  2. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Free Ranging

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    0f0915938c.png A walnut egg?
     
  3. Wrong? That's freakin' designer!
     
  4. Lizzy733

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    Watery egg whites? What age is your flock; are they a production breed? Apparently, it's a thing with older hybrids and not really something that can be remedied if they're already on a proper diet.
    Can't say I've gotten one like this yet.
     
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  5. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Do you know who laid this?
    What exactly do you feed your birds and have you ever had to deal with an illness in your flock?
     
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  6. Katewebster

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  7. Katewebster

    Katewebster In the Brooder

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    thank you for your response! I have 3 buckeyes and 2 barred rocks and they are all almost 7 months. the barreds and 1 buckeye are laying but the smaller buckeyes haven't started yet. I am wondering if it actually was one of them and its a funky first egg?
     
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  8. Katewebster

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    I feed them layer crumble and scraps (yogurt, spinach, cheerios, carrots, celery). Unfortunately I do not know who laid it! Have not had any illnesses. Sometimes I get an egg that is really rough but just with those calcium deposits... nothing like this!
     
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  9. Lizzy733

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    It's not soft at all, is it? Pullets can lay the strangest things...
     
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  10. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    I highly recommend that you stop feeding so many treats and feed only the complete balanced layer crumble.

    It could be that this particular bird is not getting a balanced diet because it is eating too many treats.
     

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