Weird Egg

Asked September 7, 2018, 1:27 PM EDT

Hi folks, we are new to the chicken farming world and got 10 hens about two months ago none of which were laying yet. Since that time the girls starting laying about one month ago and its been a slow progression. We are up to 6 consecutive and recently, an every other day or so random 7th one. Today we got this egg. Not sure if it came from one of them that had been laying or one that just started (we did get 7 today). Any thoughts?

Washtenaw County Michigan

1 Response

That looks like a body check. The shell cracked inside the hen while it was being formed and was repaired. They are fairly common and nothing should be wrong with the egg contents or your hen.