Weird Egg ridges?.. Possibly sick hen.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 8flocksMocked, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. 8flocksMocked

    8flocksMocked Just Hatched

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    Today, my hen I believe it was either a Barred Rock or a Delaware started laying for the first time. I cant be sure which hen laid the egg, since I was at school but it could only of been those 2 since the others were already laying. The egg seemed to be different than the eggs which im used to seeing. Usually for me, eggs dont look like this. Im extremely bad at explaining things so I have a couple of pictures to post. The hen that laid this egg was healthy and was showing no signs of being sick or anything was wrong. It showed normal chicken behaviors and a positive attitude! The crack I believe was just an accident...[​IMG]

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Somtimes chickens just lay an atypical egg. Plus, with first eggs the hens are still adjusting their systems. I think this is more anomaly than anything. But here is a great article that talks about egg abnormalities. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems If you keep getting issues like the ones in the pic you may have an issue on your hands. But I predict this was an isolated incident. Good luck to you.
     
  3. 8flocksMocked

    8flocksMocked Just Hatched

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    Thanks! I was a bit worried :p And the article is super helpful, aswell!!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Pics are always best anyway ;-)
    Could just be new layer glitches....only time will tell.
     

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