Flat Sided Egg....??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DoubleTake, May 11, 2010.

  1. DoubleTake

    DoubleTake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first time I have ever seen a pinched edged flat egg!! Anyone know why??
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  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    A few starters would do that, its normal.
     
  5. egg-cellent

    egg-cellent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome link by feathersnuggles.. A perfect example. It looks so much like the one DoubleTake is asking about.
     
  6. FeatherPainter

    FeatherPainter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool!!!
     
  7. chookkeeper

    chookkeeper New Egg

    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.
     
  8. sarajean

    sarajean New Egg

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    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][/IMG]
     
  9. sarajean

    sarajean New Egg

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  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    The eggs are passing through the shell gland very close together so that they are in contact with each other.
     

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