Marmite has been having an egg laying problem. It isn’t actually about the laying so much it’s about the shell forming.
After her soft shelled eggs and then the really weird shaped one she has improved but the egg shells are still a little odd.
Marmite lays, on average, every three days and she sometimes has the humped shape before she lays and doesn’t look happy although she isn’t looking as miserable as when she was laying soft shelled eggs.
Her last two eggs have had firm shells but are just slightly misshaped. They have a band around them rather than a smooth oval shape.
It’s difficult to show in a photo but there are slight bands/ridges running around the middle of the eggs.
Marmite has also been doing watery poops on the patio area just before laying. There is obviously something not quite right with her.
The good news is that Marmite is eating well and looks fine in between laying. She has been dust bathing and sun bathing when it was sunny. She is lively and quick to the treats. I am not too worried about her at the moment.
I hope that her eggs will continue to improve and she will stay well. I keep hoping that this will pass. Only time will tell.