Egg like a bouncy ball

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by into_my_web, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. into_my_web

    into_my_web Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen laid an egg, it was fresh but it was squishy and it bounced like a bouncy ball, the shell was there but it wasn't hard like a shell.
    Why did this happen?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They feel weird don't they? Had one of those and it was a shock when I first picked it up.
    Actually, the shell isn't there only the membrane is.
    Are they getting oyster shell for calcium?
    Even with oyster shell, it can happen occasionally. Just a glitch at the egg factory.
     
  3. into_my_web

    into_my_web Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah we mix oyster shell in with their food.
     
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    CMV Flock Mistress

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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It happens occasionally, even with oyster shell. I wouldn't be concerned unless it becomes a regular occurence.
     

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