Should I be worried?


Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
I have a 1.5 y.o. Wyandotte hen who has started laying eggs with thin, wrinkly, and pitted shells. She even laid a small egg "fart" recently. My hens have always eaten layer feed since they were old enough, have regular access to oyster shells, free-range for several hours each day and get a handful of corn as a treat each day for going back to their coop without making me chase them. Should I be worried about her eggs? Is it just a temporary thing? Is this a sign of future problems like egg binding or internal laying? I am concerned. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
I'd be worried. Is she getting ready to molt?

Can you isolate her and up fer food intake? I'd be giving her some scrambled eggs and extra vitamins. If that doesn't help I'd worm her.
I'm pretty sure all the girls are getting ready to molt. Their feathers used to be dark and glossy, but they are now getting paler and paler. They are all very robust and still glossy, but it's like the feathers are bleaching out. Could that be why the funky eggs?

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