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Cracked Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stokesdalefunnyfarm, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. stokesdalefunnyfarm

    stokesdalefunnyfarm In the Brooder

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    As I do everyday, I go to see if my smallest Rock had laid her egg for the day as she has been carrying the weight of my other 9 hens that haven't started laying. Then to my suprise, I have 3 eggs in the box! YAY....one egg, which was the largest was cracked in several places. Is this a sign that there may be something wrong with one of my hens, or does it just happen sometimes?


    Thanks!!!

    jb
     

  2. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chirping

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    Occasionally I get crushed eggs, cracked eggs, eggs with a little hole, etc. I don't see a pattern, just once in a while from a hen here and there. I feel it's just them not watching where they step, not enough bedding, or an egg gets rolled too hard.
     
  3. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Songster

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    Mine just started laying a couple weeks ago and this morning there were two eggs in one nest box-one egg's shell was a little cracked and it seemed like the shell was somewhat thin. I'm assuming we shouldn't eat that egg-even though I know it was laid within two hours of me finding it? [​IMG]

    I will be very excited the day I find three eggs in the nest box! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  4. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chirping

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    When I find eggs like that I either eat them that day or I cook them for the dogs or chickens. Never hurt me [​IMG]
     
  5. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Songster

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    Quote:x2
     
  6. stokesdalefunnyfarm

    stokesdalefunnyfarm In the Brooder

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    Thank you all for your replies!! [​IMG]
     
  7. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Songster

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    The only cracked one I did not eat was one that was under the roost but it was cracked pretty good and next to a POO! So I cooked it and gave it back to the girls. The cracked one I found in the nest box I put in the fridge and ate it for breakfast the next day.
     

  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Even though I have many boxes, one particular box can have up to 5 eggs in it! If one gets cracked, I usually cook it up for them or the dogs.
     

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