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

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    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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