scared egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowflake, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is not uncommon, but what would cause it to start and seem to be getting worse. I thought I had read this can be hereditary but my leghorns were saying nice eggs and on has started to lay eggs with a lot of scarring. Is there a cause I should be concerned about?
     
  2. Laigaie

    Laigaie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly do you mean by scarring in the eggs? You mean bands on the eggshell?
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    deep groves and bands, shell is strong but very wavy and groved
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know NOTHING about this, but just wonder if this is an older hen? Good luck!
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not old , last years chick, other wise healthy looking and acting leghorn
     
  6. edgroger

    edgroger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you show us a more detailed picture of this egg. it might help.
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  8. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link, very interesting.
     

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