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Small Hole and deformed egg shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by danalw, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. danalw

    danalw New Egg

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    Hello,
    I am new to keeping chickens and one of my little ladies just laid a deformed egg. The tip looks wrinkled and there is a small hole. Is this something that just randomly happens or is it some sort of calcium/ nutrition issue? The Barred Rock that laid it has also recently had an issue with pulling out a chunk of feathers. She does not have any skin irritation or mites. I thought it was due to the crazy heat wave we had so i bought a fan and I started giving them frozen veggies as well as fresh. [​IMG]
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Very normal...Things will straighten out once she gets into the groove of laying eggs.
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Make sure to provide oyster shells for strong egg shells. That looks like either a toenail hole or a peck hole. Hot weather and stress can cause brittle shells. What are you feeding them as far as ration? I prefer something with a high protein than layer, sometimes hens get deficient on it.
     

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