Have you seen this before?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mwhisman, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. mwhisman

    mwhisman Out Of The Brooder

    30
    1
    36
    Apr 28, 2014
    Michigan
    I have a hen that lays eggs that has a "loose" air sack and it is made up of about 20 smaller bubbles.

    [​IMG]


    Here is is a little darker to maybe see it better.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,615
    99
    118
    Sep 30, 2015
    Oskaloosa,Ia
    I have never seen that before it's a little strange, maybe someone who knows more about that can help, I'm curious to know what caused it.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    731
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    I've seen that before, but only in shipped eggs! Looks like her eggs are shaken, not stirred :gig

    Seriously though, I have no idea what would cause that in a freshly laid egg. Hopefully someone with more knowledge will pop in soon.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,022
    2,516
    426
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I had a hen (pullet) that when she first started laying for about the first couple months the air sells were loose like that and often ruptured. I don't know why, but whatever it was, balanced itself out and the air cells started being normal.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by