Cracks in Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawny2u2, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Winston, MT
    I went out to the coop this morning, about 6am, and there was this egg laying in the middle of the floor... not where she usually lays.
    At first, I thought it was cracked from being bounced around, but I don't think so. There isn't any leakage. The cracks are more clay dirt seperates from being baked in the sun. Anyone seen anything like this? They get lots of oyster shell, eat well, usually have good strong eggs. Maybe I am wrong, and it is just plain old cracked eggs, also it wasn't below the roost, like it was dropped and rolled.


    and the other side, it was sitting on this side, must have picked up stains from the straw

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  2. TheMatador

    TheMatador Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2009
    Upstate, NY
    Any chance it was able to freeze? I have one hen that lays from her roost. The ample shavings cushion the egg's fall but it is cold enough at floor level that eggs will freeze and split if left for too long. Occasionally she will lay after I put them to bed for the night and eggs that spend all night on the floor will develop little cracks.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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