Nasty Eggs from New Pullet - will it go away?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hens_And_Chicks, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I have new pullets starting to lay - one in particular is laying the weirdest/oddest shaped and textured eggs with curly cues on the end that look like an ice cream swirl, very rough sandpaper like texture and every single egg for the past week has had nasty blood gunk spots in it.

    I am not sure which pullet is laying - I suspect one of the Buckeyes but cannot confirm.

    Will this go away? I have 35 hens/mostly pullets and this is the first bad egg layer I have had - should I cage them to figure out who it is? Should she be culled?

    (just to clarify, I have Buckeyes, Jersey Giants, one White Rock, Barred Rocks, Golden Buffs, Light Brahmas and Dominiques.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I thinks it's normal for young layers to lay strange looking eggs. Also, seems to me that the younger pullets have more blood and meat spots inside the eggs. After a while, they usually get the system running better. I would give her some more time before I made any decisions.

  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    I agree. I'd give her some time to settle in with the laying before any decisions are made. [​IMG]
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    sandpaper shells may be an indication of too much calcium in the diet, too...

    good luck! [​IMG]

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