Hen laid a soft egg with a cord attached.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicks_rule, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. chicks_rule

    chicks_rule New Egg

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    She's never laid a soft egg before, and I can't find anything that looks like this online. I'd post a picture, but I can't quite figure out how.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  3. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she just start to lay?
     
  4. pederson3

    pederson3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I get soft eggs once and a while, so I know what you're talking about. I think its just a defect. Just like once and a while people are born with defects. The egg probably didn't get enough calcium to make the shell hard. I have 21 hens and it probably happens a couple times per year. Sometimes I get teeny tiny eggs too or ones that are almost like an hourglass, like maybe they got stuck for a second on the way out. Its all really rare so I wouldn't fret over it.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It is perfectly fine. A hen, when she first starts to lay, will lay a lot of oddities while trying to configure her cycle. They can be shelless, soft, double yolked, oddly shaped, sometimes even oddly colored (darker, lighter, speckled)
     
  6. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering whether you figured out what caused the egg to be laid with a cord, and how the chicken who laid it fared? My chicken has been laying eggs with a few scratches at the ends. Has anyone had this happen?

    Thanks in advance for all replies,

    Clare
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:You need to post a little more so they knew you aren't a spammer before you can post a pic.
     

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