I have a Chicken that is laying mishaped eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cockadoodledon't, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey all,
    I have a chicken that has been laying oblong, flattened appearing eggs.
    I think she is my hen that began laying eggs that had soft spots and holes in her eggs. I feed my chickens back their egg shells
    and after noting the egg that has soft spots and holes started feeding them oyster shells. This seemed to cure the soft spots, now it is just the oblong and flattened egg.

    I have nicknamed her "Flat Phyllis", although, all my hens look identical and I am not 100% sure which one she is right now.
    I am interested in what you have to offer and if this is anything to be concerned about.
    I can post a pic in a day or so as I am at work right now a hundred miles away.

    Also, none of the other birds have any problems with their eggs.
    Thanks!
    **Cockadoodledon't** [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  2. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pic please

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  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm thats interesting, I am interested to see the posts on this. I have gotten some funny shaped eggs before, and I still dont have a uniform shape to mine... how old are they???
     
  4. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be hereditary.
    My original Polish hen, BonBon, lays kinda pointy eggs with wrinkles on the small end. Her spring chicks, (who just started laying!) lay slightly less oblong eggs, but they still have the wrinkles on the small end!
    I have NEVER heard of a flattish egg though- subscribing!
     
  5. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My birds were spring hatch.
    They have been laying regular since around September
     
  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one doing that too. I do not know which one of the 24 it is. I have seen two and they are both very recent so it is a newbie at 6 mo. (Some started at 4 mo) I am thinking it will improve over time. They taste the same but do not fit an egg carton. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have pics of the eggs now....I have even uploaded to the site, but, cant figure out how to post to here. Help?
     
  8. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah--HA!!! Figured it out
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  9. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are pics, you can see in the carton, obviously, which one is hers.




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  10. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    My red sex link lays eggs that look weirder than that. Hers looks like potatoes all misshapen and odd looking.
    One of my Giants lays eggs like yours so I don't think it is anything to worry with.
     

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