Hen laying thin-shelled, lighter-than-usual, odd-shaped eggs?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CHIARA10, Jan 6, 2016.

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    CHIARA10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hopefully this works. I have a hen that's suddenly laying eggs with super-thin shells(almost like they are not even fully "sealed." The color of her eggs is also very pale compRed to in the past. (I have pictured her egg w another brahma for reference.)
    Lastly, all of the sudden her eggs have a crazy "torpedo" shape.

    The girls all free-range about four hours a day and eat an organic, soy-free feed (many allergies in our family).

    Any thoughts on this?
    I'm perplexed as to why one of five would have this issue...
    TYIA for any and all suggestions!
     
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  3. CHIARA10

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    Ty for info!
    Glad to know you didn't change anything and all
    Turned out fine.[​IMG]P
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old is hen and how long has she been laying?
    Any changes or upsets happening lately?

    Protein and calcium levels up to snuff?
    Balanced chicken ration not being diluted with other foods?
     
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    Hen is 9 months old.
    No new changes going on with them that I can think of/notice.
    No changes in flock or anything. (They were all purchased together as day-olds.)
    They eat their feed daily.
    I give them the pulp (waste) when I make walnut milk a few times a week.
    Other than that, they free range in our back yard most of the day on most days.

    All other hens seem fine, except for this one.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What kind of feed are you using?
    What are the nutrient levels of the feed.....and the walnut pulp?
     
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    You know what?! Everything resolved on its own after a few days, and I completely forgot I had posted this.
    Wanted to update to thank everyone again for their help.
    I'm happy to report that my Anna, the one who was laying the thin eggs, is back to laying the type of shells that I have to bang twice to crack open against the edge of my cast iron pans!
     

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