Fresh eggs that are all liquid inside and smell horribly ***HELP***

lunkerchicken

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***Help***
I need the experience of the chicken community on this one. Over the last couple of days, we have noticed that a few of the eggs that we gather in the morning, are nothing but a yellow liquid with orange chunks in it and it smells horribly (brings new meaning to the term "rotten egg". This morning we discovered two different eggs with a bluish/green liquid in it and once again, the smell was terrible. It is across at least two species because we have discovered it in a blue egg as well as a brown egg. Does anybody know what is going on? Fingers crossed I don't have to do something to my flock and this can be solved by another means.... Any and all suggestions, guidance would be much appreciated. Thank you!!
 

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I've only ever seen what you're describing in very old eggs, never fresh ones. Are you 100% sure that they are fresh? Are they perfectly clean an newly laid "looking"?

-Kathy
 

sumi

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They sound rotten
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Are you sure they are not old eggs that you missed? There are some causes of egg quality problems and causes here that may help you figure it out:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

Scroll way down for yolks and albumen problems.
 

Eggcessive

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I read somewhere recently about a certain bacteria or fungus causing blue or black inside the egg. I will try to find that again.
 

lunkerchicken

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The egg this morning could have been old but the rest appeared to be fresh - within 12 hours.... I will get a photo of the next egg that is like this. Thank you all - keep the suggestions coming!!
 

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