egg "Mass"....what is it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by winekntrychicks, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Found an egg? this morning. Small like a huge olive. Squishy like a water balloon. When I opened it out came this yellow stuff. Had the consistency of mucousy mayonnaise gelled like. No odor. No "egg white" What is going on? What is this "egg" called?
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  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    How old is the hen and do you have any photos.
     
  3. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    I am not sure which pullet it is. no photo, they are 23 weeks old. It looks like what come out of your nose when you have a sinus infection. I have recently gotten 4 eggs this week that are shell less or very little shell.
     
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  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Ok it its just a beginning layer, sometimes strange things happen to there first eggs. I had a layer lay something like that before. Hopefully she will get her line in order and lay a good egg.
     
  5. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    This is what I am thinking as well. My first pullet to lay was my EE who I thought for sure was a roo. Well her 1st egg came out perfect.
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  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    any one else with any thoughts on the "egg mass" ??
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'd have to say the same thing. The first eggs can be weird to say the least. If the same hen keeps up with laying the shell-less or eggs with very little shell, she may have a calcium absorbency problem.
     
  8. livin-green

    livin-green Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a weird egg today, too! The outside sort of sounds like what you described, but it has a yolk and "white" pretty much like normal. No odor either...well, except like an egg normally smells. Here are pictures that I took:
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    Is this anything like yours?

    Anyone got any ideas about this one? Is it just one of those freak things or does this mean I have a chicken with a problem? Unfortunately, I have no idea which hen out of 14 laid this egg. It was on the floor below the roosting bar. I have 6 Leghorns, 4 Brahmas, and 4 Cochins which started laying about 1 month ago at ~20 wks of age--if that matters at all.

    Thanks!
     
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  9. 3 sisters farm

    3 sisters farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my white leghorns first 2 eggs looked like that, then she gave me a shelled double yolker! That must have hurt. She tends to give a small skips 2 days then a double yolker then normal for a few then repeats. I just had another pullet give me one today like that.
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Are they on a layer feed? Are they getting calcium grit such as oyster shell?

    If not, they should be. So far, all of my girls have laid eggs with nice hard shells. I feed them oyster shell, free choice and have fed them whole flax seed since they were about 3 weeks old.

    Good luck with them.
     

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