Chicken laid a deformed egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amyc1975, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Amyc1975

    Amyc1975 Just Hatched

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    Ok so I am a newbie, my hens are 6months old. I know this will sound bad I have three white Leghorns and three brown idk what they are! ( lol) Bought them at tractor supply! They started laying last month and now we're getting 5-6 eggs per day! Yay! Well today one of my brown ladies laid a beige egg not brown and it had a giant calcium like deposit on top and the brown chickens are much bigger than my white ones and lay bigger eggs. This egg was smaller than the Leghorn eggs. Is this something that happens from time to time. The shells are nice and hard and the whites and yolks have been perfect. Haven't cracked the odd egg yet to inspect inside of it but will in the morning. Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    If you post photos of your black birds we can probably help you ID their breed - nothing wrong with not knowing, but we can help if you want to know.
    WL are a small/light breed - the size disparity in your birds is not likely anything to be concerned about, and is more about your black birds being one of the heavier breeds/hybrids.
    As to the odd egg, from what you describe it is not sounding like anything of concern, however you can take and post a photo of it so that we can see what you are seeing and that might help. New layers, especially, are notorious for producing some odd eggs - this is their system getting all the "moving parts" involved in building an egg to work right. Generally speaking, shell deformities, etc are strictly external and don't have anything to do with the quality of what is inside. If you are concerned, though, just crack it over a dish separate from anything you want to prepare it with so that *if* there were anything odd you haven't contaminated what you are using it for.
     
  3. Amyc1975

    Amyc1975 Just Hatched

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    Idk what breed my brown girls are but their feather patterns are beautiful! All 6 of them are awesome and we enjoy their personalities. When they first stared laying we of course had like three eggs then five etc. As time went one we've consistently been five to six a day! Today was our first wonky egg! Just wondering if we should worry!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from OGM, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    You've had some good advice above.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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