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Funky eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pdxchickgirl111, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. pdxchickgirl111

    pdxchickgirl111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our pullets started laying about 2 or 3 weeks ago. So far the eggs have been normal, but one of them (we think it's our New Hampshire Red) has been laying funny shaped ones, small (slightly bigger than a ping pong ball), not smooth (kind of thick looking in some places), and flat on one side. They all look like a meteor hit them on one side. We've had about 5 of those from her now, and today we found a soft shell one out in the open area of the coop, not in the laying area.

    I know this is not uncommon in new laying hens, but how long does it usually take for the egg laying machine to sort itself out? When should I be worried?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six to eight weeks for the oddities to sort themselves out. They can still lay an odd one at any time though. It will take a few months for them to produce the full size egg they are capable of. So give the one laying the odd eggs a little while longer to sort it out.
     

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