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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DoubleTake, May 11, 2010.
This is the first time I have ever seen a pinched edged flat egg!! Anyone know why??
You didn't say if this hen just started laying. If so, it's perfectly normal to have some weird shapes and shells. I had a young layer that laid a weird flat bulls-eye egg when she started laying. Here's more:
Someone also said once in the emergency forum that an egg bound hen can lay flat ones if an egg passes by one that is bound... but other than that I have no clue!
A few starters would do that, its normal.
Awesome link by feathersnuggles.. A perfect example. It looks so much like the one DoubleTake is asking about.
Last night we had a thunderstorm with lightening and this morning a hen that has been laying for three months laid a soft shelled egg in the run and later a flat sided egg in the nesting box.It was almost identical to yours and I think it was a soft shelled egg just hardening as it came out as it was flat on the bottom. It was also a much paler colour. I tend to think the storm may have upset her laying routine.
My hen lays eggs all the time with dents, ripples or "stretch marks" as I like to call them but this week they've been flat on the sides. Nothing has changed,still look the same when I Crack them so I guess I won't worry. [/IMG]
The eggs are passing through the shell gland very close together so that they are in contact with each other.