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Wierd eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mendiolachicks, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. mendiolachicks

    mendiolachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 black australorp hens. About 1 year old. One of them keeps laying wierd eggs. The are almost white, and the other one lays nice brown eggs. Half the time they are just randomly dropped in the yard somewhere, almost like they fell out when she wasn't expecting it. And sometimes they are inside the coop where they sleep, just below the perch, like they fell out when she was sleeping. The one I found today was pretty long and kind of thin. Is there something wrong with her? I don't know which one it is yet...
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    She could have a defective shell gland, some diseases will cause it, stress, and some medications are other causes. If she's consistently doing it and looks fine otherwise it may be what she does. Weird eggs occasionally happen. Keep stress down, are you absolutely sure she's an Australorp, what color are her earlobe?
     
  3. mendiolachicks

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    Red I think? They don't really let me get close the them. But the one that I believe is laying these eggs has an underdeveloped appearance when compared to the other hen. Her comb is barely visible, and she didn't start laying eggs until at least 3 months after the other one did. They are the same age.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Pics of birds and eggs might help.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    agreed, though it sounds like maybe she isn't right.
     
  6. mendiolachicks

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    I will post pictures tomorrow.
     
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  8. mendiolachicks

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  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    One is an Australorp the other is a mixed breed, so your eggs are normal.
     
  10. mendiolachicks

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    How can you tell?
     

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