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Strange eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Dodger, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Dodger

    Dodger New Egg

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    Has anyone ever seen an egg like this??? I get a few shell less ones too. I give them crushed oyster shells.
     
  2. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Are you hens new to laying, or just started to lay after a break? sometimes it takes a bit for their system to work out all the kinks and to get it right.
     
  3. Dodger

    Dodger New Egg

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    They have been laying for about 3-4 weeks. They are Rhode Island Reds. Also they won't eat table scraps and I thought chickens loved that. I mean like fresh vegetables and fruits. I have never given them table scraps.
     
  4. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of feed do they have? If they are not on a layer feed do they have access to osytershell? The need a lot of calcium to form eggs.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Its pretty normal for new layers to pop out a few weird looking eggs for the few couple of months. No need to worry.
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  6. Dodger

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    I give them crushed oyster shells. I don't know if the feed is layer feed or not. We just have 2 hens and 2 roosters. They were supposes to be all hens! Surprise!!!
     
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  7. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah roosters happen! they can be difficult to sex until they are older.

    2 roos for 2 hen may be a bit to much for the hens. Watch to make sure they aren't fighting to much or over breeding the girls. You may want to look into hen aprons if you notice them losing feathers or getting raw on their necks or backsides

    Roosters also shouldn't eat layer feed- to much calcium in the long run cause problems for the roos.

    I think the eggs are fine- my new layer always had an off one here and there for the first month or so at least.
     
  8. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Two hens are insufficient even for one roo. I'd suggest that you get more hens (great excuse for chicken maths) and get rid of one of the roos. I no longer keep roos, cos they can be a pain (that, and the earache from my wife about the crowing! [​IMG]) and my flock seems a lot more peaceful as a consequence.

    CT
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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