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Funny looking eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hollilynn, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. hollilynn

    hollilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 1 year old barred rock that has laid funny looking eggs right from the beginning.
    She eats and drinks normally and doesn't seem sick. I will include some pics. Any ideas? I am thinking she has a problem with something internally, since she rarely lays a normal egg.
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    This morning there was a broken egg under the roost, which I know was hers....
     
  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like excess calcium deposits. What kind if feed do you use?
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The first ones looks like excess calcium....the last one looks like a pretty major shell gland malfunction.

    If all her eggs are not 'normal', and the other birds do lay normal eggs, it's probably not your feeding regime but an anomaly in that particular hen.
    Not likely anything can be done about it.
     
  4. hollilynn

    hollilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    I use nutrina or layena, 16% protein. They also freerange in a large enclosed area with plenty of bugs and grass. This particular hen has always layed these weird eggs. I think I agree with aart that there is something wrong with her system. I tossed that open one and also the one she dropped off the roost last night. She is a standoffish hen, but looks and acts healthy. Oh well, not a lot to do about it I suppose.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an EE with the same issue. When I switched to Flock Raiser with oyster in the side the eggs improved somewhat. It never completely went away though.
     
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