Deformed Egg. Possible Causes? Concerning ?

cluckingheck

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so, while I’m not sure who laid it, it could’ve been Tilly, a black sex-link, Yukon or Miss Prissy, black australorps, or Nelly, a barred rock. They are all 24 weeks old now and have been laying for over a few weeks now. Is this just a ‘glitch’ in the egg making matrix or could it be a precursor to some kind of health issue? This is the first time it’s happened. I’d imagine I should definitely be worried if it happens more than once?
 

cluckingheck

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so, while I’m not sure who laid it, it could’ve been Tilly, a black sex-link, Yukon or Miss Prissy, black australorps, or Nelly, a barred rock. They are all 24 weeks old now and have been laying for over a few weeks now. Is this just a ‘glitch’ in the egg making matrix or could it be a precursor to some kind of health issue? This is the first time it’s happened. I’d imagine I should definitely be worried if it happens more than once?
 

cluckingheck

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Yes.
Hopefully just a glitch.
Could be stress, a wonky shell gland, or a respiratory illness.
i know one of them laid a premature egg ( without a shell ) two different times when they first started laying but im not sure who did that either. i need to set up a trail camera or something in their coop to take pictures when the hens go into the nesting box.
 

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i know one of them laid a premature egg ( without a shell ) two different times when they first started laying but im not sure who did that either.
Softies are pretty common with new layers.

i need to set up a trail camera or something in their coop to take pictures when the hens go into the nesting box.
That might work, 'stalking' is usually needed tho.
 

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