Not sure what happened here

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by corewassen87, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess based on the shape of the hole is a toe nail poke, happens occasionally.
     
  3. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I never thought of that! It just kinda worried me cuz of the way the rim of the hole was rolled out...I immediately thought something crawled out lol
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    It appears to me to be a failure to completely encase the egg with calcium while passing through the egg glad. How old is the hen who laid it? I see this with older hens and especially at the end of a yearly egg cycle just before molt.

    I believe the calcium "roll" around the edge of the hole points to this rather than a beak or toe poke.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Like when you scratch a shell nodule off and there's a hole underneath, yeah that seems likely.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I like the "something crawled out" theory [​IMG]
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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  9. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously scared me a little at first. I've seen some weird movies and I thought the worst at first lol
     
  10. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's 2.5-3 years old...maybe older. She's a old bag but I love her to bits
     

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