4Urbanchix

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I have chickens that have been laying eggs for a few weeks. I’m not exactly sure who layed this egg but I think it was my black Australorp since she’s been laying eggs under this tree. This egg was pretty small and misshapen. It was flatter on one side and it had indentations that looked like a crack but it was just the way it was. When I cracked it, it was almost like popping a water balloon because the egg white was so thin. Should I be concerned about this or is it normal?
 

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PoultryCQ

Songster
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I have chickens that have been laying eggs for a few weeks. I’m not exactly sure who layed this egg but I think it was my black Australorp since she’s been laying eggs under this tree. This egg was pretty small and misshapen. It was flatter on one side and it had indentations that looked like a crack but it was just the way it was. When I cracked it, it was almost like popping a water balloon because the egg white was so thin. Should I be concerned about this or is it normal?
How old is your hens?
 

4Urbanchix

Chirping
Mar 23, 2021
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Northern California
I'd expect some glitchiness with eggs from a new layer. I wouldn't worry about it too much, hopefully it'll resolve itself without issue. Do the birds have a source of calcium available to them?
They are eating purina Layena with oyster strong, but nothing other than that except for occasional eggshells. Should I incorporate more calcium into their diet?
 

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