Funky Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5crazyhens, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. 5crazyhens

    5crazyhens Hatching

    Nov 6, 2013
    I am new at raising chickens, and one of my hens just started laying last week. We like to boil the eggs and eat them for breakfast. I boiled her firs egg like the others, and it had a strange texture. It was like it dissolved and was really mushy. I couldn't even eat it. The other eggs turned out fine so it wasn't under cooked. The 2nd and 3rd egg were okay, the we had another funky one. Is this because she is a new layer, or is she lacking some vitamin. She is a buff Orpington about 5 months old.

  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Most likely it is because she is a new layer. If she is eating layer feed then she will have everything she needs to produce good eggs (except Silkies). It takes them about a month (sometimes 2 for slow learners) to figure out the entire laying process. When mine first started laying I would find tough ones with no yolk, 3 yolk ones, and funny shaped eggs. Congrats on the new eggs!
  3. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Songster

    Dec 2, 2012
    Darwin, Australia

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