Chickens Laying Dried-Out/Rotten-Looking Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coopcurry, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. coopcurry

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    Within the last week, we have gotten four eggs like this. They appear as a normal egg, the shell is completely intact and are light (almost feel empty). We collect daily and are positive they have not been hiding anywhere in the coop. They do not have a rotten odor. They have been 3-4 different colored eggs, so we know several birds, at least, are laying them. Our egg production has also dropped dramatically, but we attributed that to molting. Please help!
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I have never seen anything like this. Hope someone has an idea. :confused:
     
  3. Heidi65

    Heidi65 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the strangest thing I've ever seen! Sorry I'm no help but welcome to [​IMG]
     
  4. coopcurry

    coopcurry New Egg

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    Thank you!

    Three more of these eggs... Haven't opened them yet, but know what's inside because of how light they are.[​IMG]
     
  5. Heidi65

    Heidi65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that during molting season they can lay some funky eggs but I believe these are away beyond funky. Someone with some experience has to come along soon.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Its not April Fools is it????

    Those look like rotten eggs.....Check out the Chicken Chick...

    lol!
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I've never seen anything like that....not even in the weird egg thread.
    Really strange that it's more than one bird...my first suspicion would be infection of the ovary.
    How old are these birds?
    No other symptoms?
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    I'm guessing that you have a prankster in the neighborhood. Hiding eggs till they are well past prime or otherwise altering the contents, then returning them to the nest. barring that possibility, I wonder if it's a LASH egg inside a normal shell. Given that you are finding them fairly frequently, and from more than one hen, I vote for the first scenario.
     
  9. Chickalish

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    I think my chicken has something like this but shell-less stick in her I've been trying to get it out all week. It's like a dried up firm discolored inner egg she won't pass :(
    HELP
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    @Chickalish ......You need to start a new thread here

    Include the answers to as many of these questions as are applicable.
    Some pics would be of great value.
     
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