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1180 Nebraska Ct NE
Salem, OR 97301

(503)751-2600

www.poultryvetllc.com

Eggs

Cratered Egg


Image provided by Melinda Lynn Bailey

When an egg is retained in the oviduct longer than normal, or when a second yolk is ovulated too soon, the second egg bumps into the first that is still in the shell gland, causing the crater adjacent to where the eggs are touching.