DEFORMED EGG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oldbuzzard, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i have no pic. this morning a pullet layed an egg on the floor in front of me. on 2 sides there was no shell. just a thin membrane. on the point end a hollow tube of shell was attached. calcium is in feed and oyster shell free choice. do i have a bad bird?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is most likely a hiccup in the egg factory.

    We are so accustomed to perfect eggs in the grocery store we don't take time to stop and realize there are a lot of glitches that can happen in the making of an egg.
     
  3. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope so she is a beautiful bird. thank you.
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had some weird looking eggs but nothing like that. I think as long as its all covered with shell its fine to eat. I'm sure she was just having a bad day. [​IMG]
     
  5. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx
     
  6. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nah, your girl is fine. Sometimes girls get a bit stressed and will "rush" the egg-making process. MissPrissy's right...just a hiccup.
     
  7. joyful-homemaker

    joyful-homemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a hen lay an egg like that once. It was all soft shelled and had like you described a tube of shell that came out attatched to the end. She has layed normally ever since.
     
  8. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats good news! thanks!
     

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