Weird 'pinched' egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chotii, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Chotii

    Chotii Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't get the pictures to show up today. You'll have to click. [​IMG] The shell was small and literally twisted/pinched off at the small end. There was a blob of what I can only describe as 'the dark color that should have gone on the outside of a Marans egg, only it didn't go on properly'.

    I'm going to start crushing up a calcium tablet daily and adding it to their wet mash, as they won't eat the oyster shell and something is visibly wrong with at least the Maran's eggs.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  2. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, don't know what's wrong with the egg or the chicken that dealt it, but dang, that's an ugly one!!!
  3. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    i hope i never get a egg like that , YUK
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Wow. That's strange.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Looks to me like just one of those things that happens from time to time.
    I would look at other sources of calcium - crushed egg shells, yogurt, powdered milk on their feed.
  6. Chotii

    Chotii Chillin' With My Peeps

    My daughter, who generally doesn't like eggs, immediately asked to eat it (and the one she collected at the same time, shown in the picture with the freak egg). Those two pullet eggs scrambled was a pitiful bit of scrambled eggs. [​IMG] She ate them right up.
  7. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    How strange!!! Have never seen anything like that before thanks for sharing!
  8. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    That is weird looking.........

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