is this normal for an egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tasha82, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hiya one of my chickens laid our first egg yesterday,i thought it was belle who laid it but now im not sure,ive just gone out and where she was laying earlier this morning on the grass theres an egg (i didnt notice it earlier tho)the thing is its alot smaller prob half the six of yesterdays and its abit mushy,really flimsy and thin,had to pick it up carefull its as thin as paper.is this normal??xx
     
  2. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is normal for a first egg.
    You still might want to give them some more calcium though, shell grit/oyster shell. just in case.
     
  3. Juiced10

    Juiced10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have been laying for about a week now. We got an egg that looks a little odd. The shell is not smooth all around. It actually looks layered like ridges around it. Is that normal?
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. It takes a while for a bird's 'laying mechanism' to get working properly and all in the right order. Prepare to find tiny eggs, eggs with no yolk, very pointy eggs, soft shelled eggs, and maybe even weird pink lumps that don't look anything like an egg at all! It'll settle down quite quickly and they should be popping out more uniformly shaped eggs quite soon after they start laying steadily. But like Guinea says, some additional oyster shell for them might be a good idea, just in case they need it.
     
  5. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    Quote:yep that's normal too. you'll get those every now and then.
     
  6. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good panick over then.just the one we got yesterday was normal.obviously quite small tho haha,then todays,im not 100% which one had laid them,xx
     

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