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

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    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 Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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