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Funky egg... What's wrong???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wings, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Songster

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    We have 3 RIR hens and 1 Buckeye. They are all 8 months.

    I got an egg last week that was weird. I found it on the floor. It was covered with a thick, creamy substance. It was the normal size. When I cracked it open, it was normal on the inside: the yolk stood up, and the shell was hard.

    I haven't gotten anymore of these eggs. What happened inside that hen that caused it???
     

  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    possibly SUPER fresh... they do have this icky stuff on em whn they are laid... then it dries off. kinda like when a baby is born i guess ( i dont have kids so please no flaming or offense)
     
  3. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

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    When our RIRs started laying I also found 1 egg that way. It was like it had a soft shell over a hard shell. Not for sure if that was what it was or not, never got another one like it.
     
  4. wings

    wings Songster

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    Would it be safe to eat eggs like this if I get them again?
     

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