Funky looking first egg. Concern?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HollysFlock, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. HollysFlock

    HollysFlock In the Brooder

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    So I understand that there is a bit of a learning curve for first-time layers, but this just looks absurd. When I picked it up it felt like Jello contained within a thin membrane. Is this a cause for concern and can we still eat it?

    I am on my way out now to purchase a bit of Oyster Shell until we have enough of their own shells to feed back to them for calcium.
     
  2. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Songster

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    Usually the first egg has some mistakes. Thats such a cool one, i havent even seen that. No advice though. I will bump you up anyway.
     
  3. kaybats

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    Oh my! I hope someone here has seen this before to help ya out.
     
  4. so lucky

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    I don't think I would eat it, but don't have a good reason. Just......it's weird. I imagine your little girl will get it figured out soon.
     
  5. EggyErin

    EggyErin Songster

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    I didn't eat the first jelly egg I got. Just too weird, plus I don't guess it would keep very long.
     
  6. HollysFlock

    HollysFlock In the Brooder

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    Ha! Thanks for confirming that this is indeed unusual. [​IMG] The other two hens that are confirmed to be laying have perfect, lovely eggs. We shall see what happens I suppose. This is all so very exciting!

    That's a great point about it not keeping. She laid it yesterday and I plan to cut (I doubt it will crack) it open tomorrow to see what's in there and, well, we'll see if it's omelet material or not. Thank you all!
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    If it's been in the fridge, I'd eat it.
     
  8. MetalSmitten

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    i think that needs to go intact into a jar full of alcohol, for posterity [​IMG] amaze your friends! coffee table conversation piece! etc.

    (ps - hello, fellow hoosier!)
     
  9. This_chicks_place

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    Quote:That's just funny! [​IMG] I would scramble and feed it back to the girls.
     
  10. chicks4kids

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    That's a neat one!!
     

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