What is this? I mean, I know its an egg, but I poked it and its soft and what is the long thing attached to it, an umbilical cord or something? I'm freaking out, Lily already laid her egg this morning. And since I've had her, all her eggs have been hard and great and well....normal. What would cause her to lay a second egg today and for it to be like this? I'm very concerned.
This happens from time to time - an extra egg, no shell. You may want to add another 50 to 100 mg of calcium to her diet daily (I have used calcium gluconate, but find that calcium citrate is easier to use and less expensive). Egg laying involves so many factors - calcium, calcium to phosphorus ratio, vitamin D, light, temperature….
I would not panic at this point. A friend who raises Pekins says she has seen many instances of this kind of shell-less egg, and it's been benign. I have deal with this with a few of my ducks - so far, so good, though I do extra supplement if we have more than one or two a week.