Weird egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abharrison, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. abharrison

    abharrison New Egg

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    I posted yesterday about our flock stopping laying after adding 3 new hens, one of which is sick looking, 6 weeks ago. We started giving them electrolytes and today started an antibiotic, but we just got this egg. It is very skinny and had no yolk. Any ideas?

    Excuse my daughter, who is crying because she couldn't hold the egg.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Probably from stress. Be careful with the electrolyte in their water, too much sodium can cause shell issues.
     
  3. gonehencrazy

    gonehencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh I have one hen that lays similar eggs. Has been for 2 months [​IMG] They have gotten less skinny but still weird
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Odd shaped eggs can be a result of:

    - Immature shell gland (young layers);

    - Defective shell glands;

    - Disease such as infectious bronchitis;

    - Stress, frights, or disturbances;

    - Overcrowding in coop and/or run.
     
  5. marierod

    marierod Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] what is that
     
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  6. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first egg looks like a torpedo, don't no the cause.
    The last is definitely alien. ( CONTACT ROSWELL New Mexico ).
    Just kidding. I've never seen anything like them. GC
     
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  7. marierod

    marierod Out Of The Brooder

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    Fyi I was gonna throw that egg out but my husband cracked it open it looked beautiful on the inside and made himself a scrambled egg and said it was delicious LOL hope I never find another egg like that again from my girls
     
  8. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my RIR have been laying a few of those eggs that's kind of wrinkled and flattened, I read that could be stress related or new layers. Which she is on bottom of pecking order getting kick out of the nests often.
     
  9. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad that egg was good. Just goes to show, don't judge a book by its cover. GC
     
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  10. marierod

    marierod Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I think that was the same problem with her and then I didn't get an egg for a couple of days and now they're all lying fairly normal eggs maybe a little smaller for the last two ofmy girls. but thank God that was one ugly egg LOL
     

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