rough egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmansc, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. chickenmansc

    chickenmansc Out Of The Brooder

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    we got an egg today that was ruff to the touck the chicken that laid it is about six months old. Is there a problem I need to address. I have recently put the chickens in a new coop.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The occasional odd egg here and there, especially with pullets just starting to lay is usually no big deal as they are just getting their laying gear into swing. Sandpaper eggs can be caused by disturbances or things that upset the hens, so moving them to a new coop and the resulting fuss the chickens are going to have finding new roosting spaces etc I would consider a disturbance. If they keep laying them you might want to dig deeper on to what could be causing it. http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/17/sandpaper-or-rough-shells
     

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