Chicken laying half skin/half shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sheba1127, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. sheba1127

    sheba1127 New Egg

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    Hello. Found a weird thing in my coop yesterday. One of my chickens is laying half skin half shell eggs.I thought maybe it was because it was her first egg but today we found the same thing. Anyone see this before? We are new to having BYC. We have one other layer out of 11 hens so far and her eggs are perfect. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community. Redsoxs has given you a great link that will help, but from my experience, new layers can take a while before they get their plumbing sorted out and its not much to worry about.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Yep, pullets sometimes lay pretty weird eggs at first! It will most likely stop as she gets older. Good luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I know new layers can present some unusual eggs but, have never seen any like your picture. Is that egg cut in half or did it come out that way?
     
  7. sheba1127

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    It actually came out this way. Fully intact only 1/3 of the shell was soft.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto DD.
    That is wild....never seen one like that posted either.
    Soft part looks wet and solid like jello, rather than the typical softshell egg.
    And same bird has laid another just like it?

    Have you broken it open to see what's inside?
    Would love to see more pics, both intact and opened.
     

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