Egg laid inside out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by keechoo, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. keechoo

    keechoo Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Rhode Island Reds (who I am assuming was the runt of the litter as far as eggs go) laid her very first "egg". I went into the coop and found an egg without a shell. The yolk of the egg was surrounding the white of the egg which means the white was the center. (Sorry, I don't know the correct terms of the parts of an egg.)

    Anyone know what is going on with her?

    Thank you!
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    They do weird things when they are just starting out. Sometimes their timing isn't quite right. Give her some time for her body to get going right.
     
  3. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LoneCowboy is right! Sometimes it takes a little while before the egg-laying mechanism is synchronized. I've had eggs without shells and I had one egg that was only a yolk with a membrane around it!!! Give her time and she'll be fine. Congrats on your first egg!!! [​IMG]
     

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