small cracks that almost look like peck marks on a few eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DENNYBIGGS, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. DENNYBIGGS

    DENNYBIGGS Out Of The Brooder

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    hello all im new on the BYc i have 16 red sexlink pullets they have been laying for about three weeks now. In the last couple of days ive noticed one or two eggs have small breaks that look like peck marks.Ihave plenty of boxs but they always seen to use the same box .i have free choice oyster shell for them .Could they just be cracking them because their are so many in one box i get anywhere from 10 to 12 a day Thanks in advance Denny
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My newly laying hens love to scratch the hay out of their nests leaving some hard wood in the nest boxes. I know of a hen or two who don't lay down to lay their eggs. I had one half squat and I heard the 'thump.' It cracked a bit on the end. I hope you figures something out.. softer nest boxes?
     

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