Egg with white substance hanging out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunlitmoonlight, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. sunlitmoonlight

    sunlitmoonlight Out Of The Brooder

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    Found an egg in the nest this morning with the top cracked open and a white like substance hanging out. It looked like a thick membrane with a bit of a blob at the end. Any ideas what this could be?

    I have 2 hens that currently lay with no problems that I am aware of, but also have 2 silkies that are about 25 weeks old and never laid yet (that I am aware of). I have never seen them going into the nesting boxes at all. Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated please. Thanks all.
     

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