What happened to this egg???

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

  1. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2016
    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!

    *I've attached a picture-hopefully it shows up. Not sure if I'm doing it correctly on the new site.

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  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, California
    My Coop
    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

    Mar 22, 2016
    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

    May 28, 2017
    Maybe try adding some in their food or adding treats into the oyster shell to encourage her?

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