"puckered" eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MistyMountain, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every couple days someone lays an egg with a flatish puckered side. Is there something wrong with this hen? Can it be assumed that it is the same hen? I candled them and they do have a yolk, but is seems super low in the pointy end. When I tap on today's egg, it sounds almost hollow. After cracking, they look normal on the inside, mostly yolk, and shells were brittle.[​IMG]
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  2. lazy gardener

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    I'm guessing that egg was passing through the tract at about the same time as an other one, and perhaps they were in contact, resulting in the flat side. Still a tasty egg.
     
  3. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked an egg this morning and found this large black lump, what is it? The shell had a dark spot on the end and was not smooth, I think the two odd things are somehow connected
    Do I need to worry?
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  4. lazy gardener

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    Do a subject search on LASH eggs.
     
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    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I didnt cut it open. I was firm but a bit soft. I was kinda grossed out. I am hoping it was just a weird thing that never happens again. The end of the egg was real dark and was not normal.

    Yuck!
     
  7. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Happy Chooks! I scrambled them and fed them back to the girls. I will watch for more of them. I have a couple that are at the bottom of the pecking order and get spooked out of the boxes easily. I am thinking of adding a couple more boxes as there seems to be a line at 10am. It could be the sudden longer days as well-- I am opening up the coop earlier now that it is light enough when I put my son on the school bus. Saves me an extra trip.

    Denco5, not sure what that is. I am interested to find out, though!
     

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