Egg issue

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jjk537, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. jjk537

    jjk537 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 2, 2015
    I have been getting eggs from one of my hens, very elongated with cracks around the entire circumference. I think I've narrowed it down to a 2 yr old barred rock. Diet is purina organic layer, free range and oyster shell on the side. I've had hens on and off for 30yrs and never seen this. Thoughts?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,926
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. jjk537

    jjk537 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 2, 2015
    Hey Redsoxs thank you for the help. Just so you have an idea were I'm from, the Red Socks are in the race. Thanks
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,926
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas

    And my beloved Royals are slipping. :hit. Wish Ortiz would give it another year but the future looks good for the BoSox!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    94,767
    45,007
    1,426
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. As to sports I'm sorry I have to take a pass.[​IMG]
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. You've had some good advice above.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,902
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. jjk537

    jjk537 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 2, 2015
    Thank you so much. Along with the old girls I have left Plymouth rocks and a lone buff orp, I have some 16 week black australorps and some white brahma's.
     
  9. Rozzychick

    Rozzychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    105
    12
    56
    Apr 22, 2016
    [​IMG]
    My 10 month old Black Australorp always lays eggs with a thin cracked and healed area. Sometimes it's a band/ bulge around the middle, like the bottom left. Sometimes it's one spot. Today it looked like it almost broke! There is plenty of oyster shell available free choice, and mixed in to one on the rations I give. They free range part time and eat bugs etc. Any ideas?
     
  10. jjk537

    jjk537 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 2, 2015
    I had this problem for about three weeks and it went away. Read many articles about damage occurring in the tract during development and sealing over with calcium before it is laid. Give it some time.
    Good luck
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by