Chicken laying striped eggs!!

diamondie

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I got another Easter egg today. Does anybody know if it's s cause for concern? She is a young one but previous eggs were just fine.
 

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MontanaChickDoc

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It's just the shell gland laying down uneven layers of pigment around the shell, maybe due to differences in transit time through the shell gland/ oviduct. I have one hen that often lays "halvsies" eggs, half dark brown and half light brown. Like she just couldn't be bothered to finish the job. :) I doubt it's much reason for concern though.
 

GC-Raptor

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I had a Golden Comet hen that used to sprinkle Hershey's cocoa on an egg occasionally. She laid a half dozen or so over a couple of months, till she ran out of cocoa.:hit She was 16/18 months old. These pics were August 3 and October 11 respectively. You can see the egg in the nest on the left. 20170803_100005.jpg . 20171011_085815.jpg . GC
ETA; Her eggs returned to normal after.
 
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