Egg in a sack?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chefads, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Chefads

    Chefads Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning i found a fully formed egg inside a whitish colored sack that looked like a deflated ballon. The egg appears to be fully formed with a shell but encased in this film? I also found it in the roosting box beneath a perched bird. Has anyone seen this before? Is it a health problem? The hens are about 2yrs old. I purchased them (4) from a small organic farm near me. They've been laying consistently since having them but i've never seen this before. Thanks!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Some folks have reported a fully formed egg within a second shell. I have never seen this, but it sounds as if a second shell was forming over a 'completed' egg, but the hen expelled it after only the membrane had been 'applied'.
     
  3. Chefads

    Chefads Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. The sac was a bit thicker then a balloon and practically the same brownish color as the eggs. Inside was a fully formed egg and everything else seems status quo.
     

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