Odd egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nelsonsflock, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. nelsonsflock

    nelsonsflock In the Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    North-Central, Idaho
    Recently one of our hens started laying eggs with rough, porous, pumice-like texture shells which also seem lighter in weight than our other eggs. Does anyone know what causes this? Are they edible? (The hen is aprox. 3 years old and behaves normally... I know she's an older bird but we haven't encountered this problem in any of our other older birds.)

    Thanks for any information you can provide!

  2. Imp

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