Help me, weird egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beach hens, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. beach hens

    beach hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three chickens are laying eggs but the fourth one may have just layer her first egg.(we will see) It is a soft an white( witch is not supposd to happen) so please help.

    Thanks,
    Violet
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publi...ndbook/16/thinshelled-eggs-and-shellless-eggs
    http://www.avianweb.com/eggproblems.html
    With young pullets a range of odd eggs like shell less ones, double ones etc and inconstant laying is pretty common, especially with the commercial birds, it is usually just because of their age. They are working on getting their egg laying system into gear. There are a list of other causes, but if she is young it is probably just a glitch in her new egg laying system where an egg gets passed through too fast for one reason or another, she should straighten it out in a little while. It usually does not have anything to do with calcium being deficient in her diet.
     
  3. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is usually no need to worry in this sort of situation. Hens usually take a few days to lay properly because they need to get used to it, especially if it is their first egg.
     
  4. beach hens

    beach hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now another chicken layed another weird egg, it is longer than the normal, like a bullet.
    I would post pics but I can't cause I forgot how to.:D
     
  5. pinkrblu

    pinkrblu Out Of The Brooder

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    As the others said above, you are likely to see a lot of variations in the eggs of a young layer. Be sure to offer calcium to help her build those shells, and enjoy the surprises that come while she is still trying to "get it right!"

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  6. beach hens

    beach hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duhh, but thanks!
    Here is the first egg.
     
  7. beach hens

    beach hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And here is the second egg
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  8. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great improvement beach hens!
     
  9. beach hens

    beach hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll it turns out that the second egg (witch is longer) had two yolks!
     
  10. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had a few of those. We call them Big Berthas.[​IMG]
     

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