Broody hen! Deformed egg..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Red Rooster, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    My bantam went broody. She has one egg that looks different from the rest. Its skinnier. Will the chick die inside of it?

    By the way, the hen that went broody is 5 years old.
     
  2. Fowel Frenzy

    Fowel Frenzy Out Of The Brooder

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    LARAMIE, WYOMING
    I wouldn't think so, at least not for sure. Sometimes, in the rush to complete a clutch they rush things. Give the egg the once over quickly, as long as the shell is hard with no holes or cracks etc. give it a couple days, then candle it. If you dont see anything than dont slip it back in. Since she has others she wont miss the odd one too badly. What have you got to loose?
     
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I agree. Just wait it out. Unless it is HIDEOUSly deformed! [​IMG]
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Lol! No its not to bad. It just looks like the poor chickie is squished! [​IMG]
     

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