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a silkie hen laid an egg full of poop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silky ma, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. silky ma

    silky ma Songster

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    I pick up 2 eggs yesterday one had some poop on it so i set it on the counter for next use. I just went to use it and it was full of poop.

    I do believe it is my top hen who has started to lay the eggs i have been collecting that starting showing up last week. She is proven good egg layer, and the raiser of pretty much all my babies. She isa silkie and i cant find any info on why this happened. Any help would be appreciated.
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Do you mean inside the shell or outside the shell?
     
  3. That is too weird. If you mean inside the shell, it wasn't completely clear..
     
  4. silky ma

    silky ma Songster

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    the egg was full of poop, about a broody size ball
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Inside?
     
  6. MrPaterax

    MrPaterax In the Brooder

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    Ugh, that sounds disgusting.
     
  7. shuizar209

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    How odd and disgusting at the same time. I want to say its impossible but with chickens who knows. :sick
     

  8. silky ma

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    yes inside, i cracked it open for this mornings omlet- thankfully it was the first cracked- and immidiately dropped it the sink!!!
    Never in my years owning hens have i seen something sooooo gross!!! I hope that there is not a health problem coming on, she is the best brooder I have had !! She always broods indoors with me and upon hatching lets me handel her chicks knowing that any in trouble
    will get my full attention. If anyone has had experience with this and can help I would appreciate the help.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The shell was perfectly formed? How old is she? Too bad you didn't take a pic or two.
     

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