What the heck is this?!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickschool, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my 6 month old americana hen has finally started to attempt to lay eggs. Her first was soft shelled then the next two were the size of a Robin's egg. Below is her latest. Should I be worried?


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  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MAke sure she has enough caliunm in her diet. I would not worry unless it contiunes. She is just starting to lay.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a strange one for sure, but nothing to worry about. You can get all sorts of strange eggs from new layers. Nice shell color though - such a pretty green!
     
  4. blueeyeddemon

    blueeyeddemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hah!! I have no idea what the heck that is!!! XDDDD
     
  5. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So funny! Other than the odd shape I too thought the color was beautiful. She is getting more than enough calcium and none of the other hen are having problems. This is just the first time I've had a hen do this so I wanted to be sure. She's super sweet and very pretty.
     
  6. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just too funny! Looks like a toddler's attempt at a Play Doh snake! It's very pretty though. It generally takes a while for their systems to adapt to the laying process. Unless it lasts more than a couple weeks, I wouldn't worry about it. I'd blow them out and keep them for posterity!
     
  7. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should post a picture of her next egg
     
  8. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her egg today was the same shape but this time had a soft shell and broke open at one end. I have been adding oyster shell to their food and scratch so hopefully it will get better. All the other hens are laying perfect eggs and they all have the same diet so we'll see.
     
  9. Lady Ressler

    Lady Ressler Out Of The Brooder

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    How many eggs has she laid total now?
     
  10. OnewChook

    OnewChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Boost the calcium!! Shell Grit and Cuttlefishbone!

    DAT EGG! :lol:
     

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