Odd shaped egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shelbyw, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So today as I entered the coop to go feed and collect eggs as usual and I found two eggs. One was completely normal ad then there is this one. It is so odd and weird and I do not know why it looks like this. I can tell it is from my BSL hen and she is a somewhat smaller chicken, but she usually lays normal size and normal shaped eggs. They get enough protein like the worms and bugs I buy for them and they are on a layer feed that I mix with corn. Can someone tell me what might be the problem so that I can fix it? This is my first and hopefully last misshapen egg I get from my chickens[​IMG] [​IMG]
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    The darker egg is from my buff Orpington and the lighter one is the egg from my BSL. They usually lay the same size egg.
     
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  2. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Occasionally, the hen's system will have a glitch and she will lay an egg with the properties of the one pictured in your post. Most of the time, mine lay nice, smooth eggs, but once in a while, I'll get one with weird or misshapen shell. I would not worry too much about it unless all her eggs are like that. Even then, it may just be a genetic thing.

    Hens tend to be strange creatures sometimes!
     
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  3. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for telling me! I was concerned since it is the first egg I have seen that is odd. My hens that are currently laying have always had normal eggs and when I saw this one it made me wonder what went wrong[​IMG]
     
  4. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem! My theory on at least some of mine is that the egg was soft when it was laid, and then hardened up after that. Either the hen was still sitting on it, or another hen came along and laid on it and mashed it out of shape. The sharp edges on it came from the hen that laid it, though.
     
  5. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That actually makes sense because my buff actually really likes to lay on the eggs. My bsl, the one who laid the egg, does not like to sit on them. They like to switch [​IMG]
     
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    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speaking of odd eggs, I found a small "fairy" or "fart" egg yesterday! It was tiny - I cracked it open today and of course, there was no yolk. My girls must be tuning up after the winter darkness to start laying again. They also molted, so one of the Silver Spangled Hamburgs must be starting back up!
     

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