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

    Oct 1, 2012
    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?
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    have you tried extra calcium?
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2013
    Cape cod
    Oh so weird?? Are you doing oyster shells or grit?

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