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wierd eggs.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ayrica, May 1, 2016.

  1. Ayrica

    Ayrica New Egg

    May 1, 2016
    Hi, I am down to two laying chickens so we bought 6 more chicks and just introduced them to the older hens. My husband is about to start a coop remodel so they will all have more space but for now its a little cramped. One of the older chickens just got done molting also. So anyway both of the laying chickens are laying funky eggs. The one that just got done molting is laying long eggs and the other one just laid an egg that had a super thin shell and was flat on one side and wrinkly. Do you guys think they are just stressed out and need more space because of the new chicks or something more sinister?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Stress may be somewhat of a factor, but the freshly molted hen is just starting a new laying cycle, and the other may be ready to go into a molt and end a laying cycle. I don't think you are dealing with a 'sinister' situation.
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I second Sourland's thoughts - don't worry about it.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Are they on layer feed, and do you provide a separate holder for crushed oyster shell, that they can have free choice? Layers need that to produce strong shells.

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