Eggs with a flat side and a hole or crack in them

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by fluffyc, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. fluffyc

    fluffyc New Egg

    Aug 27, 2014
    Our girls are on chicken food pellets, and have oyster in the grain plus an extra bowl of it. They get fresh veggies and fruits every day. They are about 2 years old. Last year we had no problems. 1 egg per chicken a day on the average. This year they all are not laying daily and one of the brown hens lay eggs with a flat side and sometimes broke. Whats the problem???
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    I forgot the name that it's called, but it's caused by a 2nd egg entering the 'chute' before the first egg has finished forming... if it's once in a while, no biggie, but if it is often that hen may have a reproductive issue...

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