Deformed Egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FloridaChick88, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. FloridaChick88

    FloridaChick88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong forum but I wasn't sure where else to post this.

    A little background first. My boyfriend and I bought a hen who is about a year old back at the beginning of January. The woman we bought her from said that she was laying daily but when we got her home she stopped playing for about three weeks, which could be expected. She started laying eggs consistently every day or every other day after that.

    Recently are young rooster started mounting the girls for the first time at which point the hen (shes the only one of our 8 girls who's old enough to lay yet) stopped laying again. Today i went to check the nesting box and found this severely deformed egg. She gets plenty of calcium and is eating and drinking normally. No other symptoms. Should I be concerned?[​IMG]
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be due to stress. If it's a "one time thing" then there's not much to be concerned about. Watch to see that she is eating/drinking well. If she lays another one, give her some poultry vitamins (Nutri-Drench, Rooster Booster Poultry Cell, etc.) and some extra calcium (TUMS, liquid Calcium, yogurt, etc.).

    A young cockerel just starting to mount hens and young hens can be a disruption, so if you feel that she may be too stressed, then you may want to consider separating the cockerel until he matures.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    http://www.yellowbirchhobbyfarm.com/weird-eggs-101-the-oddities-explained/
     

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