What's wrong with this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jphendrix, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2012
    Waycross, Georgia
    One of my hens layed a weird egg. Its really miss shaped and one end is softer than the rest. It seem really rough too!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Did they just start laying? It's not unusual for things like this to happen occasionally, particularly with new layers.

    If you start seeing problem eggs consistently, you can research the known causes.
  3. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2012
    Waycross, Georgia
    Its possible that there is one that just started, but Im really not sure! There 2 pullets that looked like they were developing late, one still dint have a full comb. The other has caught up and it couldve been hers. I haven't seen one like that before today
  4. jteam

    jteam Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    Could be an early layer or may not be getting enough nutrients. I have had the occasional soft shelled egg, and a few oddly formed ones. When I see a soft one I add some oyster shell in the coop. They will eat it as the need it. Can't hurt.

    if it continues, you may want to try and determine which hen it is and separate her and see if it continues. This way you can see if any diet changes etc make a difference.
  5. HbbyFrmGrl

    HbbyFrmGrl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 10, 2012
    I usually get a few 'wonky' eggs from new layers =D
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I agree with the above posts - my new crop of pullets sometimes kick out of a really odd-shaped egg or one that is soft. They are just getting the hang of it.
  7. Belinger

    Belinger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2013
    Hi my hen Grumpy is 4 years old and is laying eggs with the round patch just like yours but they are edible she has layer pellets -corn - and grit is always at the ready- table scraps every day and i have wondered why they are like this i think she is coming to the end of her productive span. my other 3 hens did this and over winter they died one by one i did all i could to save them but was told 4 years is a good age for a hen.reading about hens that maybe they are young etc I did not have any problems when they were first young. I have 4 new hens now and they are not laying yet but my old hen will not except them it has been a month now and the attacks are vicious. when i leave her with them she will round them up and i will find them cramped in corners etc and have to rescue them i have put her on her own for some of the day but when i put her back with them she goes on the attack she will not feed with them she will drive them away.and will not sleep with them, it should be the other way around 4 against 1 but they are quite timed and small compared to Grumpy. I have read quite a lot of stuff about bullying but nothing i try will work I sprayed them with anti peck but she will still peck them hard. Regards Belinger

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