Weird hole in egg shell?? (Pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jason736, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. jason736

    jason736 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI. Can anyone tell me what causes this abnormal hole in the egg shell. The inner membrane is not broken and the yolk/white are ok. On the outer edge of the hole there's a raised calcification. Just curious, I get one egg like this each month. THANK YOU![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Very interesting.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Your chickens are laying Faberge eggs, how cool.

    Imp- no idea, but I like it.
     
  4. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
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    That is so weird! Everything else is normal? Strange...
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen just didn't finish. I've found those and I've found eggs with little bumps on them that, if you pick it off, will expose the yolk. Again, it is just one of those things you'll find on BYC eggs that get weeded out on commercial eggs.
     
  6. jason736

    jason736 Out Of The Brooder

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    i've picked away the shell at the hole's edge and there doesn't appear to anything wrong with the rest of the egg. I also get those bumpy ones from time to time; just didn't know if there was a cause for this?
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Quote:My guess would be slight lack in protein.
     
  8. jason736

    jason736 Out Of The Brooder

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    We feed 16% layer pellet and 20% broiler pellet mixed at 2/1 ratio to bring up the protien for winter. We also offer ground meat and bone free choice at 60% protien/ 40% calcium
     
  9. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got several eggs like that they just looked weird and I ate them no problem!! and some with the calcification all over the egg. didn't seem to hurt anything and the hens are ok they got less as they got older.
    good luck
     
  10. jason736

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    Thank you, We've eaten them too with no ill effects. Just weird looking...
     

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