J Shaped Egg??

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I've somewhat recently gotten a Rhode Island Red from the farm I've been working on, one of the older hens who was having trouble with bullying and scratching, leading to her not being able to walk since her nails grew so long. After some TLC and nail clippers, she got back on her feet and became quite attached to me.
She'd stopped laying for several weeks, at least three since we got her, but soon started giving large eggs nearly daily once she got back into a healthy shape. Recently, she's been giving slightly smaller eggs, with the most recent egg blowing me away. It had a hard outer shell, and was shaped like a J. I've never seen anything like it. I know that she is getting older, maybe 3 years old is my guess, but I've never seen such a strange egg. Any ideas?!
Tl;dr My Rhode Island Red laid the strangest egg I've ever seen, but seems perfectly happy and healthy.
 

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iwltfum

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Woah. I have never seen anything like that! I would wait and see if she lays another egg eventually. I'm not sure what I would do it's another deformed one like that. This is why I love BYC. You get to see things like this sometimes that you may never see in a lifetime of raising chickens.
 

esme13

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I've somewhat recently gotten a Rhode Island Red from the farm I've been working on, one of the older hens who was having trouble with bullying and scratching, leading to her not being able to walk since her nails grew so long. After some TLC and nail clippers, she got back on her feet and became quite attached to me.
She'd stopped laying for several weeks, at least three since we got her, but soon started giving large eggs nearly daily once she got back into a healthy shape. Recently, she's been giving slightly smaller eggs, with the most recent egg blowing me away. It had a hard outer shell, and was shaped like a J. I've never seen anything like it. I know that she is getting older, maybe 3 years old is my guess, but I've never seen such a strange egg. Any ideas?!
Tl;dr My Rhode Island Red laid the strangest egg I've ever seen, but seems perfectly happy and healthy.

that’s amazing,I’ve never seen anything like that. Hopefully it doesn’t occur again and just was a one time malformation egg.
 

aart

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Crazy that it could have gotten shelled in that shape.
Hard to say why, other than 'funky shell gland'.
Hopefully this is a one off.
 

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