Chicken layed a rotten egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wberry85, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. wberry85

    wberry85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my girlfriend brought an egg inside and it was very small. It also felt thin shelled.

    I gave it a little squeeze and it EXPLODED!! The inside was all liquid and rotten and I almost threw up.

    My question is...why would a chicken lay an egg like that? Is the chicken sick or should I be worried about eating her eggs in the future? Is this normal?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe the egg was exposed to bacteria before it was brought in. How long was it sitting?
     
  3. wberry85

    wberry85 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think only since that morning. It was brought in around 2.
     
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I very much doubt the a hen layed a rotten. Not unless she dug it out of a dead chicken.[​IMG]
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I would guess that the egg had been out there for a while and was just overlooked. I don't think that a chicken can lay a rotten egg. [​IMG]
     
  6. wberry85

    wberry85 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is very possible it got buried beneath the hay...

    I just wondered if this was normal or if the chicken was sick or something. I give these eggs away a lot of times to friends and family and if one of them got the eggs I would feel really bad!
     
  7. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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