I have a weird egg?

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  1. chicklover1432

    chicklover1432 New Egg

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    For the past three days I've been getting a very weird shaped egg, I think it could be a sickness from one of my bigger chickens or an egg I've been expecting from my 4 four month old production reds. [​IMG] I haven't cracked any of the three odd eggs open yet to see the inside but if someone could shed some light on this situation it'd be nice
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    I don't know what is with these eggs, but they are really cool! I don't think it is anything wrong with the chicken.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    when hens start to lay, t takes awhile to get all the kinks out of the system. A lot of breeds don't lay anywhere near as early as your girl does.
     
  4. tmac1208

    tmac1208 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I've seen some pretty nasty looking so-called eggs from new layers, you're lucky yours is pretty well formed, just might take her a few tries to get it right.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    [​IMG]

    This happens when the egg membrane is thinner than it should be, often as a result of double ovulation (two yolks) and having to stretch thinner to cover the extra egg contents. This results in insufficient plumping of the egg, leaving a corrugated membrane onto which the shell gets deposited, so the shell takes on a corrugated appearance as well. Causes are:

    - Extra large egg size, often double or multi yolk eggs;

    - Newcastle disease;

    - Excessive use of antibiotics;

    - Copper deficiency in the hen's diet;

    - Excess calcium consumption;

    - A defective shell gland;

    - It is often seen with hens recovering from infectious bronchitis;

    - It can be hereditary.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
  6. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    I't's OK. New layers have to work out the kinks. A lot of new layers larger eggs will also contain 2 yolks. :yesss: A double yolker
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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