Chicken eggs - something isn't right?

Delta2 23

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My pullets LT and Cherry have started laying too!

First eggs always seem to be double yolkers...
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It took them five months instead of four for Feathers and Eggie, maybe because they grew up during winter?
 
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Delta2 23

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Hm... something seems to be the matter with Feathers. I went to her nest today and there was a white, wrinkly egg that seemed very ... hmm, elastic, I should put it. Very soft.

What do you suppose the problem is?
 

Kittymomma

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They often have some kinks to work out when they first start laying, similar to how they often lay double yolkers, just not as cool. As long as she's on a good diet etc. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular thing.
 

Delta2 23

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They often have some kinks to work out when they first start laying, similar to how they often lay double yolkers, just not as cool. As long as she's on a good diet etc. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular thing.

Feathers is one of my old grumpy hens. She's just passed her second birthday last month...
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WhetzelMomma

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Sometimes when hens reach the end of their laying years, they sometimes "revert" back to the kind of things you see in pullets. Like witches eggs.
 
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Kittymomma

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They often have some kinks to work out when they first start laying, similar to how they often lay double yolkers, just not as cool. As long as she's on a good diet etc. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a regular thing.

Feathers is one of my old grumpy hens. She's just passed her second birthday last month...
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Oh, I've had some of my older ladies do the same sort of thing when they start laying again after a molt, could that be what's going on with her? It's scarier when they're older like that, seems to be when they're more likely to have problems with internal laying etc. but I hope it's just a one time deal for her.
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Delta2 23

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Thanks, I hope so too
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My hens have never had a molt in their two years and (almost) three summers of life. Feathers lays year-round. The eggs got smaller during winter, but she never stopped. She's an egg machine
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Delta2 23

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What's a Witch egg?

not entirely sure, maybe she was referring to my chicken's egg that went all retarded and soft.
 

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