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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by corewassen87, Jan 9, 2016.
My guess based on the shape of the hole is a toe nail poke, happens occasionally.
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
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.
Like when you scratch a shell nodule off and there's a hole underneath, yeah that seems likely.
I like the "something crawled out" theory
Seriously scared me a little at first. I've seen some weird movies and I thought the worst at first lol
She's 2.5-3 years old...maybe older. She's a old bag but I love her to bits