Odd Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by diane T, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. diane T

    diane T Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an 18 month old black sex link hen that has been laying odd eggs for the last several months. The eggs are large and very thin shelled in areas, but not the entire egg is thin shelled. The shell is not smooth, but has ripples in it and a "sandy" texture. Parts of the egg are almost transparent. In all other ways, this hen appears to be healthy. My other hen's eggs are normal. These birds are in a large indoor/outdoor coop, fed layer crumbles, cracked corn, oyster shells and treats (veges, pasta, grass, hay, etc.).
    Any ideas as to what is causing this? Prior to this, her eggs were normal.

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  2. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ew... [​IMG] idk why, maybe she needs more calcium?
     
  3. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also maybe her age... [​IMG]
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    emmyb58 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for the links, I found the answer to the question i had in a different thread. Very helpful.
     
  6. diane T

    diane T Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the informative link, described my hen's eggs, but still not sure if it's disease (she appears healthy), a defective egg gland, age or ?
     

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