Help! Hen laying egg with no shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eloise11, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. eloise11

    eloise11 New Egg

    Jan 18, 2013
    Just gone out to the coop to check for eggs, noticed a very long egg with no shell, just a soft skin with what appears to look like an umbilical cord attached about 4 inches long??
    Does anyone know what may be causing this???
  2. bigbangrooster

    bigbangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hacve no idea what could be causing this.... But [​IMG]
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    I got one of those from hen in my previous flock. It's like a premature egg that got laid way before it was ready. My hen got the daylights scared out of her not long before she laid her "water balloon". She was acting funny for awhile and then dropped the egg in just outside our door while we were watching her. She was fine afterwards. I think in our case the cause was definitely stress related.
  4. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Isn't it soft shell egg?

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