Why does my egg has a hole on the top?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fiddlehead, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Songster

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    Hi, I have a BLRW hen, she just started laying again last week after hatching 3 babies about 7 weeks ago. I have gotten about 4 eggs in total from her. ALL of them have this little hole at the top where the air sac is. The egg is still intact otherwise, no yolk seeping out. Is she doing this to her egg, or are they being laid that way with the hole?

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

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    My guess is that she is doing it, no clue as to why
     
  3. lollimama

    lollimama In the Brooder

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    That looks like a little beek hole to me. We had one doing that and she actually ended up eating them - grrrr!! Hopefully she's just being curious and you won't have to deal with that. Congrats on the new little chicks!!!

    Ok, I just realized that my description was not very clear - what I meant was it looks like she's pecking at it:p
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011

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