Inside-Out, Soft-shelled Egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Surprised Rhode Island, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Surprised Rhode Island

    Surprised Rhode Island Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 29, 2011
    About last week as I went to check the chicken coop. In the hen box was an egg. It looked fine to me at first, but when I got closer it seemed to be covered in this broken layer of slime like the egg white, and the shell pretty light colored. I reached to grab it like any normal egg, but when I touched it the shell sunk in, not to mention my hand had mystery slime all over it.

    After complaining to my family members, I finally went back and got it. I forgot to take pictures.

    Anyway, there seemed to be egg white on the outside, along with the air sack. When I opened it [I used plastic fork] the egg white on the inside was very watery, but the yolk was fine.

    Any idea? My girls just started a few weeks ago, and I'm not new to chickens [this was my 2nd batch of rhode islands after the rest had been picked off last year], so this was pretty freaky.

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