what's wrong with this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HENry, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. HENry

    HENry New Egg

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    This first year Leghorn(Blanca) has started laying defective eggs.
    The egg white has started oozing out of the defect in the shell.

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  2. jasonak

    jasonak Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    Not sure maybe there not getting enough calcium.
     
  3. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your hen and how long has she been laying? Do you offer oyster shell? Is she on Layer mash or pellets?
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Are all her eggs like that or just once in a while ??
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    Lots of times young hens will lay a few defective eggs. I wouldn't worry about it, unless it continues.
     
  6. HENry

    HENry New Egg

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    Thank You For all replies.

    HENry
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    There was a really great article from "Backyard chicken magazine" that I had posted here which had pictures of defects and what was wrong and how to fix it. I will see if I can find it for you. I remember seeing that sort of defect in the eggs they showed too but can't remember how they said to fix it. If I can find it I will post it here for you.
     

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