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joyofchicks

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Odd eggs
« on: February 12, 2010, 07:26:10 pm »
My brown hybrid hen laid odd, knobbly shelled eggs today and yesterday.   I have attached a photo.  Her normal egg from Wednesday is on the left.  She is a reliable layer and appears to be in good health.  Does anyone think this could be a deficiency?   ??? My small flock of five hens free range in our large garden and the countryside surrounding us and are fed layers pellets freely with some afternoon 'treats'.  The other hens' eggs are smooth shelled and 'normal'.

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Odd eggs
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 07:32:13 pm »
It could just be age, if the bird is older, their body's start "missbehaving" as with most beings, or if she is young it could be that she is still to develop. Unless it becomes a constant hapening i wouldn't be to worried.



Cameron  :chook:

sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: Odd eggs
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 01:07:20 pm »
I do get eggs like that sometimes, but it's usually when the chook is slightly under the weather, or if the eggs have 'warts' on them, those would be calcium deposits, and nothing to worry about.

joyofchicks

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Odd eggs
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 11:52:05 am »
All back to normal, thanks.  This forum is great for sharing (and re-assurance) so thanks Saghen and CameronS for the replies.

sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: Odd eggs
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 01:02:59 pm »
Great to hear  ;D

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Odd eggs
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 07:56:52 pm »
Glad to help  ;D

 

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