Weird looking egg

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

  1. mommy27kids

    mommy27kids New Egg

    May 20, 2016
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2015
    North Dakota
    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

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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 ~

    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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