1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Easter egger has always had fragile shells and deposits on her eggs. Problem?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by detz, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. detz

    detz Chirping

    107
    5
    63
    Dec 3, 2014
    Massachusetts
    They break very easily, so much so just picking them up sometimes breaks them. Also cracking them to eat they splinter and spread instead of cracking. Since she started laying there has always been malformations on the eggs, it's almost as if the calcium is having a hard time forming around and egg and instead being put on the shell in clumps. Is this fixable?

    [​IMG]
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    24,566
    20,390
    892
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    She might have something wrong with her shell gland. What are you feeding her? How old is she? Do you have oyster shells available free choice? I don't think there's much you can do. Sometimes stuff like that pops up and than goes away and the eggs become normal again.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by