Hen is laying eggs with a hole in it??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jdr250, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jdr250

    jdr250 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the second egg I've gotten with a hole towards the bottom about the size of a pencil eraser. Inside the hole and somewhat on the edge is a hard crusty material. Should I be concerned? Is this normal?
     
  2. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your hen pecking a hole in the egg? The crusty stuff would be the dried insides.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You may have an egg-pecker.

    Are all the hens receiving adequate amounts of crushed shell
    layer feed?
     
  4. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:*snicker snicker..... Yes I act 12 sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  5. jdr250

    jdr250 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they get oyster shell several times a week and we also collect all the eggs every morning. It could be one pecking, but the reason I'm not sure is the hole is so perfectly shaped.
     
  6. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:*snicker snicker..... Yes I act 12 sometimes. [​IMG]

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  7. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture?
     
  8. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:*snicker snicker..... Yes I act 12 sometimes. [​IMG]

    You people kill me. . . .[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it a lump or deposit of calcified looking material? Or is it dried egg?
     
  10. jdr250

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    The egg's "hole" is in the shell and not pass the membrane. The "crust " is brownish orange . The hole , in both eggs , is on the large or bottom side. It reminds me of a burn mark.
     

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