Egg always cracked in same spot...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jessichick, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Jessichick

    Jessichick Out Of The Brooder

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    So, my production red had a really rough start to egg laying. But, now that she seems to have it mostly figured out, I've noticed her eggs are always cracked/broken in the exact same spot.
    At first, I thought the were breaking on the way out, so I added extra padding to the nesting box. Then, I thought maybe she was pecking them, but was able to grab the egg right after she layed one day...and still the same.
    In addition, the eggs are a little flat. Not wrinkled like pictures I've seen of other eggs, but definitely flattened a bit.
    My other hens are laying in the same nesting box and their eggs are perfectly fine.

    Any ideas?
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    have you tried extra calcium?
     
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh so weird?? Are you doing oyster shells or grit?
     

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