Chicken egg looks like an avocado!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crunchygoddess, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. crunchygoddess

    crunchygoddess Hatching

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    Has anyone ever experienced a chicken egg like this? If I didn't find it in my coop, I'd wonder whether there was a dragon or dino around! The chickens ate the contents of the egg so I didn't get to see if it was "normal" or not.
    Any ideas what could cause this?

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  2. Relleoms

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    :eek::pop
     
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  3. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    :welcome What a cool looking egg.
     
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  4. BigATC

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    What kind of chicken is she and how old? Not that I know any answers but just curious.
     
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  5. ShannonR

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    It reminds me a little bit of a tiny emu egg. All I can guess, is that it had been in the chicken for quite awhile before she laid it.
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :eek: Yikes :eek: Shell looks pretty thick, did you crack it open or find it that way?
    2x BigATC - What breed chicken lay that & how old is she? What do you feed? Looks like a new layer's system adjusting to the calcium, guessing an Olive Egger laid it?
     
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  7. Does it smell? Looks rotten and gross.
     
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  8. crunchygoddess

    crunchygoddess Hatching

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    Honestly, I'm not sure. I'm guessing it came from one of my old (5/6 yr old) Ameracaunas since they usually lay pale green eggs.
     
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  9. crunchygoddess

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    It was cracked open and mostly empty when I found it in the coop. It had a bit of cloudy looking egg white in it. I feed organic layer feed and have been using the same feed for years. Also have oyster shells available for them to eat as desired. I was guessing it came from one of my 5-6 yr old Ameracaunas, but IDK for sure. I also have a 10 month old Ameracauna.
     
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  10. crunchygoddess

    crunchygoddess Hatching

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    No smell.
     
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