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Go ahead, call me easily grossed out!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeffross1968, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    But this is hideous! First of all, an OCD backyard chicken flock owner is in for some real horrors. I get this. But most of what I do can be done with tools...some kind of barrier between gross hideous things, and my clean, clean, baby smooth skin! But this...oh, lord no, this....when I reached into the laying box and went for this monstrosity, I felt like letting out a guttural scream like those found only in old 50's horror movies! Oh, please...what is this scuzz! Please, tell me it's not some kind of alien infection meant to cover me in it's evil and take over the planet as the deformed chicken farmer from hell!!!!

    Ok, so it's not that bad. But hey, what is this stuff? If I had to describe it, it's kind of like the egg scuzz that gathers at the top of egg drop soup when you get it home from the chinese take out...that eggy, gross, scuzzy top stuff that you eat only because it tastes SOOOO good....


    By the way, it was only on the top of the egg as it was sitting in the box, so I'm guessing it came out at the end? Ugh....
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    could be poo.. you know the white gunk part of poo
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
  4. 7&8

    7&8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2010
    [​IMG] Funny, very funny! Ok, first of all, you are going to see waaaaay weirder things keeping chickens - just preparin' ya! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If you want, check out this link to a nice little article on uric acid in chickens: http://www.backyardnature.net/birdpee.htm

    be uric acid. Or some other by product of your hen's egg production.

    Your sensitivity is refreshing - don't change one bit! [​IMG]
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Jeffross, you are easily grossed out! Could she have found the lubricant tube??? [​IMG]
  6. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    time for the washable gloves! Soft cotton to protect your skin and not drop the eggs.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  7. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Quote:LOL!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Did you say you have a rooster?
  8. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:LOL!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Did you say you have a rooster?

    Yes, but he's certainly not trying to prove it in any hurry [​IMG]
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:Soft cotton? Do you know easily things can just soak right through!!!! Ack!!!
  10. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH

    So, I'm guessing you're not going to eat that egg! Perhaps a biohazard suit is in order... [​IMG]

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