Why are my hens eggs funny looking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by equinelyn, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has been laying eggs that aren't the right shape, or they are too thin. This has been going on for about 3 months. I think she molted just before that.
    Any advice why this is happening? Here are some pics.

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems to happen with one particular hen too. The other hen usually lays normal. Thank you I will check it out!
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link, flockwatcher. Interesting stuff.




    How old is the hen? Just curious...
     
  5. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their texture isn't too sand-papery, they mostly have these cracks or are odd shaped and thin... Anybody else experience this? are these eggs O.K. to eat?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are fine to eat. A molt can affect eggs, as can many other factors, including the way a hen processes calcium she eats.
     

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