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I found a egg on the ground today. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday it was in an area where I walk alot.

the ground was wet because it rained the day before. 

Anyway the first thing I noticed was it felt lighter than a normal egg, then I noticed if smelled a little funny.

so I shook it a bit and could tell something was wrong with it for sure. 

I wanted to see what was Inside so I just taped on it 1,2, and on the 3rd Tap it exploded all over my face and it was not at all near my face. And it was loud like a firecracker.

the smell was downright EVIL! I wanted to puke.

what would cause this? Can a chicken lay a rotten egg? 

Also I forgot to add it was green


Edited by Cochins Elite - 3/14/16 at 9:00pm
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Not likely, but possible that a chicken can lay a rotten egg.

Do you have chickens that lay green eggs?

Egg could have been laid elsewhere long ago and moved into your path by a predator.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #3 of 5
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Yesterday I would have sed that it was possible, but today I found 2 more in the same area right outside the coop they both smelled.
I wasn't taking any chances this time I threw them over the fence one looked normal the other was green inside. They lay brown eggs.
I have three broody hens could they have had them saved up inside them?
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Originally Posted by Cochins Elite View Post

Yesterday I would have sed that it was possible, but today I found 2 more in the same area right outside the coop they both smelled.
I wasn't taking any chances this time I threw them over the fence one looked normal the other was green inside. They lay brown eggs.
I have three broody hens could they have had them saved up inside them?

They were green inside?

I'd be isolating my hens in crates or pens until I found who was laying them.......

....meanwhile searching on rotten egg laying.

Could be some kind of infection inside the bird.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #5 of 5
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Ok what about giving them antibiotics? And yes it was green inside
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