egg with a whole

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Vickie350z, May 12, 2008.

  1. Vickie350z

    Vickie350z In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2008
    egg with a whole in it, no leak though what is going on? This is the second one this week. Does anyone know what this is or why this is happening?

  2. Jimagination

    Jimagination Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    I get those every so often. Mine are my chickens pecking at it. It looks the same as yours. You want to make sure you get them right away because if they start tasting the inside they will begin to eat the whole egg.
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Looks like you have yourself an egg eater or the beginnings of one anyway. Make sure they have oyster shells to help them from eating the shells.
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Do you have enough nesting material(straw or shavings) in the nests? Are your nests out of the way of normal chicken traffic?

    I use to get quite a few eggs like that from my Dorking hens while they were in quarantine. The quarantine pen didn't have good nests with lots of cushion, so the hens were accidentally stepping on their eggs.

    Make sure your nests have a lot of bedding, more cushioned the better. Also make sure your hens have access to oyster shell, that way the egg shells are harder.

  5. Vickie350z

    Vickie350z In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2008
    Thanks everyone, thats what I thought because everything has been fine for over 2 months and now this is the second one. I notice it if they lay and get cold before I get up..... darn now I have to get up earlier or have a talk with the girls...LOL :0)

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