tiny soft spot on the top of otherwise normal egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Robin Edgar, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Robin Edgar

    Robin Edgar Hatching

    Feb 8, 2015
    My three hens have been laying normal eggs since November. They get non-gmo, non-soy organic feed to which I add garlic powder, and dried oregano. I add apple cider vinegar to their water once a week. They also get oyster shell, cabbage leaves, apple rinds, pineapple husks, etc and get to free range for about 45 minutes a day. The past 3 or 4 days, one of the eggs has had a tiny soft spot on the top of otherwise normal egg. It is slightly lighter in color and breaks if rubbed gently.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] For some reason one of your hens has developed a glitch in the 'shell forming' process of her egg production. It may be stress related, diet related (calcium shortage), or an indication that she is about to take a break from egg laying. It may very resolve within the next several days.

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