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Membrane of an egg that didn't form?

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Hello all,

I have been visiting the site for months and gleening all kinds of wonderful information. Thank you! I saw something in my coop today that was a little unsettling and prompted me to join. I have 6 girls, just turned a year old. I have two Buffs and have noticed that one has not layed the last few days. Seemed OK otherwise. Today when I went into the coop to spot clean, I found what looked very much like a small popped balloon with a large wet area around it. Upon closer inspection, I think it was the membrane of an egg that didn't form and when she expelled it, it popped.

 

What does this mean? Any and all chicken wisdom much appreciated!

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Hello all,

I have been visiting the site for months and gleening all kinds of wonderful information. Thank you! I saw something in my coop today that was a little unsettling and prompted me to join. I have 6 girls, just turned a year old. I have two Buffs and have noticed that one has not layed the last few days. Seemed OK otherwise. Today when I went into the coop to spot clean, I found what looked very much like a small popped balloon with a large wet area around it. Upon closer inspection, I think it was the membrane of an egg that didn't form and when she expelled it, it popped.

 

What does this mean? Any and all chicken wisdom much appreciated!


​Sounds like a soft egg, make sure they are getting plenty of calcium. Layer feed is a good source as is oyster shell and feeding eggshells back to them. I think it happens to everyone now and then, I've seen my share.

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1 wonderful husband, 1 terrific son, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 3 guineas, 5 chickens, 1 tough turkey....RIP Turtee (2005-8/28/2015), and 46 spoiled Peacocks.

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 I wondered if that could be the issue. Thanks so much!

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You may also want to check out the  "chicken behaviors and egg laying." thread

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Hi CT! Thanks for the hello from so far away!

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You are most welcome :D

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