What happened to this egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shiningeyes, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what would have caused this amount of cracking? She's laid a few before that had a mild crack or had a ridge but I've never seen this before. Looks like when you over boil one!

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  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    That is not cracking but a fault in the egg shell gland. It happens sometimes.

    I would add free choice oyster calcium for them and give them a poultry vitamin a couple of times a week to make sure it is not related to a deficiency.
     
  3. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response. They do have free choice oyster shell but I'm not sure they utilize it. I think I've only ever seen one girl eat it and she's not laying now due to medical issues. She's also on antibiotics which I can't give vitamins with (baytril) so as soon as she's done I'll add some vitamins to their food or water. I may put some oyster shell mixed in with their food also since I think they seem to notice it more that way. Thanks again!
     
  4. Dawnclucks22

    Dawnclucks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe try adding some in their food or adding treats into the oyster shell to encourage her?
     

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