Irregular egg shells?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andora, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    My golden comet hen has finally started laying regularly. She lays a large light brown egg almost every single day! Some days the shell is perfectly smooth. But sometimes it's not. It has smooth ridges on it...it reminds me of the plaster on a wall that has been repaired and smoothed over but not been flattened down properly, if that makes any sense. The shells are always very thin too. I put oyster shells in her feed, and I also let them free range for several hours every day. They're eating Dumor brand feed because I couldn't find anything else locally.

    What do the ridges on the shells mean? Is there some other cheap supplements I can give to her? There are some pullets in the coop and run with her, so whatever she eats they will probably get a hold of as well...
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    there might be something internally wrong with her. But since she is laying some eggs perfectly she should be fine. Usually I see deformed eggs from starting pullets and old hens. I'm not very sure about getting a cheaper calcium but I fed Dumors before without any calcium and had no problem.
     
  3. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    The deformed part is always the smaller half of the egg, if that means anything. Her eggs still look healthy on the inside and they taste great! She's the most voracious bird I've ever seen, so if something is internally wrong it apparently doesn't bother her too much. LOL. I don't know how old she is, I got her a couple months ago and she's a huge full grown hen.

    So is it nothing to worry about? Just one of those things that happens?
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2008
  4. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yea that is kinda normal. How old is she.
     
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    It is caused by damage to the reproductive tract from Infectious Bronchitis.
     
  7. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I had this problem for 2 1/2 eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:Really!?! Because all the birds I got from this guy have had mysterious symptoms, I was thinking they had CRD. This bird is the only one who hasn't gotten a runny nose or anything, maybe she's gained immunity somehow? Several of my birds have died despite Tylan. They got sick, two died and the rest recovered, and now they are randomly sick with the same symptoms again...
     

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