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Thin Shelled and Misshapen Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carabar, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. carabar

    carabar Out Of The Brooder

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    I have found a really thin shelled (paper thin) and miss shaped egg two days in a row now. The egg is also fairly large in size. The first day the shell was so thin the egg broke when layed (which is a concern for starting egg eating). I have 9 hens, 7 laying and none of the other eggs looks this way. They are thick shelled and normal shaped. If anyone has suggestions I would really appreciate your imput. We are new to raising chickens, loving it and worrying about every thing we think may be wrong.
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    it could be a couple of things. You may have a new hen laying and its just trying to learn how to lay a proper egg. It may be that someone is not getting enough calcium. You may want to offer oyster shell free choice. If the other hens are close to laying you can use layer feed as well.
     
  3. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I would thin they need calcium
     
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    It could just be that one is just starting to lay and her body is just working things out. I have a bunch of 22 week old girls that are just starting and I had one of those eggs this morning. Extra oyster shell is a good idea. When I was getting a bunch of eggs like that, I mixed it right in with the feed.
     
  5. staceyl

    staceyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a couple of those from my BO the first few weeks she was laying, but none since. If they are new layers I wouldn't worry about it.
     

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