Egg without a shell

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cliff Chicks, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Cliff Chicks

    Cliff Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff Orpington laid an egg without a shell, is it edible?
    My Easter Egger laid an egg at the same time with extra shell. Is something wrong?
    I did just merge 3 babies into their coop?
    Judy
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes its edible, but I would not eat it just like I would not eat a sick acting chicken. It happens, I seen it often when I had a few hundred layers.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Both are not uncommon and not anything to be particularly concerned about - the shell-less egg can be considered edible provided the membrane is fully intact - *if* at all concerned just toss it, feed it to an animal, etc. The bumpy egg is just one with extra calcium deposits, they happen now and then.
     
  4. Cliff Chicks

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    Thank you so much, I won't eat it for sure & im very happy it's a common thing.

    Thanks for such a quick response.
     
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  5. Cliff Chicks

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    Easter Hen hasn't laid an egg for three days and today it was shelless & kind of firm. I opened it and there was an egg/sack within an egg/sack. The inner egg was mucus green no yoke. I guess I'm glad she passed it cause it could have bound her up.

    She is not acting normal, ever sense the first shelless egg. Is she ok?
     
  6. Cliff Chicks

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    Tail is down, she seems slow
     
  7. Cliff Chicks

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    This shows how lethargic Daisy is.
     

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