first egg but...leathery shell and broken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deepbluesea, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. deepbluesea

    deepbluesea Crowing

    Jul 14, 2014
    coastal NC
    So, there was an egg in the coop this morning, which is exciting, except it was broken and the shell was thin and kind of leathery, like fabric. I'm pretty sure it was my blue copper marans, Elena, since she's 9 months old. I can't tell if it was eaten at all--there was at least part of the yolk. Several of them tend to cram together in one of the nests.

    I read on here that hot weather and being a new layer can both cause weird eggs. Do I need to worry or do something different?
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    A new layer can lay some strange eggs, but so can any hen. Here and there I get a really odd one from my 3 year old Cuckoo Marans. Nothing to worry about. :)

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