Strange egg flat on two sides with uneven pigmentation?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GroovyFarmer, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. GroovyFarmer

    GroovyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2016
    I just had a very odd egg laid by one of my chickens. It is flat on two opposite long sides, and in the middle of each flat side is a circle of pale brown, which contrasts with the darker brown of the rest of the egg. When I tap it with my fingernail, it sounds more metallic and hollow than my other eggs. Should I be concerned?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Could be nothing but a glitch. If it continues often the cause is a slight respiratory infection or bronchitis. I have a young hen lay flat sided eggs for a few months before she straightened out. She never appeared sick or stressed. I usually don't eat odd eggs, they get fed back to my chickens.

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