1. Rick&Chris

    Rick&Chris Songster

    Good morning - I cracked a few eggs to feed back to my girls this morning and found one of them to look strange but does not smell (I removed it and didn’t scramble it for them). The eggs are no more than a week or so old and have been sitting on the counter. Is it bad? Should I be concerned as I give my eggs away often. Thinking maybe I should start to refrigerate.

    If you recall, I’m the one that posted about watery poop from two of my girls. I have been giving them probiotics and it seems to be getting better. I’m retesting for worms in a couple of weeks.

    Thanks in advance!!!
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Odd, never seen that before.
    I doubt it has anything to do with freshness or refrigeration.
    Dissecting the 'floaters' in there might give more of a clue.
    The circled lump looks like it could be lash material.
    The stuff to the left would warrant some further 'dissection' too.
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  3. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    There are things, like diet, health, etc. that can influence the appearance of eggs. I doubt this would hurt the birds as long as the eggs are completely cooked. I'd refrigerate eggs that I plan for human consumption.
     
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  4. Rick&Chris

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    @aart - I dissected that material, feels like that normal white string that forms with an egg. The clear “white” part of the egg around the yolk is almost rubbery, like a clear goo, when you pull on it, it goes back to where you pulled it from (if that makes sense)
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Even the circled lump?


    That does make sense, and what the 'white' looks like.
    Not sure what to tell you, hopefully it's a one off.
    I tell my customers if they find any funky egg to put it, shell and all, in a container in the fridge for me to inspect.....and replace.

    How old are your birds?
     
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  6. Rick&Chris

    Rick&Chris Songster


    Yes, I dissected everything. Nothing felt hard or clumpy - it was all soft-ish. Did not feel abnormal.

    They are 14 months old.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Maybe ramping down production due to shorter days and molting?
    Any idea which bird laid the egg...maybe the one with juicy poops?
     
  8. Rick&Chris

    Rick&Chris Songster

    No idea who laid the egg. It is from at least a week ago, maybe a little longer. How does one know which laid the egg, other than having a camera in there? Even that would be tough to figure out since they all lay in the same box

    I used to get 9-10 eggs per day from 10 hens, now I get around 4-5. And they are molting, one looks really rough.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Sometimes color and/or shape is unique enough to know.
     
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  10. Henry&Friends

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    I would look for more, and if none are found I would chalk it up to a hiccup in the reproductive system.
     
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