Weird looking egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommy27kids, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. mommy27kids

    mommy27kids New Egg

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    My red sexlinks are 19 weeks old. I just started getting eggs about a week ago. I don't know who's laying but I think a second one just started because I've been finding one a day in the same nesting box every day until this morning. There was a very strange looking egg in the door way to the coop. It's like partly light brown and bleached white, and the shell feels rough. I wish I could figure out how to post a picture. The other eggs I've been getting are varying shades of brown . Is this a problem or just the result of an imature hen still getting cycled up?
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely a result of a hens immature laying cycle.
    Do your hens have access to grit?
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    It could very well be that this is caused by them being new layers. Sometimes they can take a while to get their egg laying machines in full working order. Here is a great article on egg quality problems that I'm sure you will find most helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

    To upload a pic look for the mountain and moon Icon in your editor. It's the same for icon for both mobile and desktop versions of BYC.

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