Cracks on the egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Minniechickmama, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have one of my hens that is laying eggs that must not be sealing properly on one "end" and there are little cracks in them right after she lays. Is this something that I can correct by somehow feeding more calcium? Or is this the hen's problem? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is laying eggs with this problem every time it is probably genetic. You may have to cull this hen unless she is special to you.
     
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Are you sure they aren't just cracking when they hit the "ground"? Do you have any pics?
     
  4. Imp

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  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Thanks for the link. I think it has something to do with the fact that they all quit laying shortly after I got them, probably from the stress of relocating, and then our puppy who didn't want to leave them alone for a while. Now they seem comfortable and I boosted their protein with calf manna and I have 2 or 3 laying again. I haven't seen the cracks in a couple of days, but I will keep watching.
    Thanks for the advice, folks.
     
  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Thanks for the link. I think it has something to do with the fact that they all quit laying shortly after I got them, probably from the stress of relocating, and then our puppy who didn't want to leave them alone for a while. Now they seem comfortable and I boosted their protein with calf manna and I have 2 or 3 laying again. I haven't seen the cracks in a couple of days, but I will keep watching.
    Thanks for the advice, folks.
     

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