So my egg is weird shaped it's happened twice now whts wrong??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by taunya1979, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chirping

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    It starts normals then has this weird ridge then gets pointy what is causing this? It's been both times I'm guessing the same chicken Bc it's the brown with white spots eggs I get
     

  2. clawstar

    clawstar Songster

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    Nothing to be concerned about as far as I know. Eggs just turn out a little strange sometimes.

    Its more common in new layers
     
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  3. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chirping

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    They are only about a month of laying.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I have some hens who always lays eggs like that, so sometimes it's just what they are going to do, and sometimes they just lay a wonky egg.
     

  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's what it looks like when the shell breaks/fractures early during the shelling process, then it continues to gain shell that covers up the crack.
    If you candle the egg you might be able to see a crack.
    I've had a few who have those pretty regularly.
    It's called a 'body checked egg' and according to this 'article' more common in older birds, but I've seen it in all ages.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems


    @clawstar your avatar is hilarious!
     
  6. clawstar

    clawstar Songster

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    Thanks aart! would oyster shell help this then?
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    No...chances are that egg is pretty hard.....just got a bump early on during the 24 hours it takes to form the shell.
    Egg Formation Video
     

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