Egg with a membrane on the outside.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RubberChickenLubber, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed one time last week when I went to get eggs it looked like egg white was on one of the eggs, so I just assumed that one of my hens had layed a shell-less egg. I went out to get eggs today and noticed that one of my eggs had a membrane around it with what looks like egg white. Anyone know what might cause this?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi!

    Is it possible that you managed to catch the eggs right after they were laid?

    If so, it could just be egg bloom:

    Bloom. 1. The moist, protective coating on a freshly laid egg that dries so fast you rarely see it

    Hope this is some help!


    Dawn​
     
  3. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definately not bloom. I didn't go out there until 6:30pm and most of the eggs are laid in the am. This was fairly thick and had quite a bit of thick fluid in it.
     

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