Dropping or pecking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MochaDuck, May 20, 2019.

  1. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Songster

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    My one chicken's eggs keep ending up like this. Is she pecking them, or dropping them to hard? They're not all like this.
     

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Guessing pecked .... I would think if it was "dropped" it would "shatter". It's the wide end that comes out first, are they always the wide end?
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Could be either.
    Is shell very thin there?
    Are the nests well bedded, so eggs don't hit anything with a sharp edge when they drop?
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    What are the nest boxes like and what's used as bedding?
     
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  5. MochaDuck

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    Yes. Always
    I don't think that it's thinner there. But we started giving her oyster shells.
    The nesting boxes are pretty simple, but she chooses not to lay in them most of the time.

    We bed it with straw, but her and her partners in crime enjoy kicking it out.
     
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