hole in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by garyinaudrain, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. garyinaudrain

    garyinaudrain New Egg

    Mar 26, 2011
    I have one hen that lays an egg with a hole in the small end of the shell. The hole is about the size of a # 2 lead. What is the problem?
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Does she do this everyday? That is odd. Even when chickens peck at it they leave a larger hole than that.

    I'm sure someone will come along who knows about this problem. And, [​IMG]
  3. Marion565

    Marion565 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:In the first few weeks that my Buff started laying she laid an egg with a bigger whole on one side, now the eggs are fine but her eggs still have a problem with cracked shells (not all the way thru, the membrane is intact) [​IMG]

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