Why does this egg look like this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theacw, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. theacw

    theacw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Came from my little cochin/silkie mix


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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like the shell cracked when it was in the oviduct, but was sealed again. This can sometimes happen when a chicken is stressed out, if the oviduct just experiences a fluke, or if the bird is a new layer. It probably isn't anything to worry about.
     
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  3. theacw

    theacw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! Thanks for the response. She isnt new to laying and I really doubt she is stressed, though just came out of a molting period last month so maybe thats it. I will keep an eye out just in case.
     

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