Eeewww Gross!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SheltonDHW, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. SheltonDHW

    SheltonDHW Out Of The Brooder

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    I got one of those weird soft shelled eggs today. I didn't realize it until I took hold of it. YUCK! NASTY! SLIMY! FREAKY!

    I may not sleep well tonight...
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    At least it didn't break in your hand. Been there, done that.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Slimy? They're not usually slimy...make sure to feed free-choice oyster shell - that should resolve it!! [​IMG]
     
  4. SheltonDHW

    SheltonDHW Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, slimy. Like KY Jelly slimy.

    They do get oyster shell. I think this was due to stress. I read on some old posts that stress can cause soft shelled eggs. My coop is not new, bit the current way it is set up is. It was very windy and rainy last night and they ended up sleeping on the floor instead of the roost. My husband needs to make a shutter for the window so I can shut it when the wind blows. No rain got in though!
     
  5. SheltonDHW

    SheltonDHW Out Of The Brooder

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    New2, I would have PUKED if it had broken!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, and my chickens that had already gone to roost immediately jumped down and ate it. [​IMG]

    Good science experiment for the kids - take an egg and place it in a glass of vinegar (enough to cover the egg) and leave it for several days. You'll get the equivalent of a shell-less egg. Then you can harden it back up. I forget how, but I think by then placing it in a glass of water for a few days.
     
  7. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first egg that I got from chickens was like that. I ate it. Mmmm. [​IMG]
     
  8. Quadog

    Quadog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eeeew, You nassy! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. Im4dabirds

    Im4dabirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with them, but I just can't bring myself to eat them. I cook em and feed em to the dogs.
     
  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We haven't got one of those yet. At least not that I know of, I suppose the hens could of eaten one and I'd never know about it. I don't think I'd eat it either--the dogs are alway up for any eggs that don't quite make the cut.

    1 Australorp, 1 Ameracauna, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Barred Rock & 2 Blue/Splash Marans

    I love the assortment, where did you find the Marans if you don't mind my asking? I've found the other breeds at the feed store, but would really like to get some Marans and Wellsummers and Speckeled Sussex and Lavander Orps and........oops, there I go again. [​IMG]
     

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