malformed egg????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dustcover, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. dustcover

    dustcover Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2016
    One of my 5 hens laid what I would best describe as a 'faulty' egg. Beneath the roosting rods there is a 'poop' shelf covered with white sand which I slide out and clean daily. This morning I found among the poop deposits what appeared to be a malformed egg. It was not fully formed and the outer surface was the consistency of a rubber balloon.

    Can someone enlighten me as to what this might represent?
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    That happens every once in a while, especially with young pullets and less often with a mature hen. Most likely nothing is wrong.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Usually called a softshell or softie, but actually has no shell at all.
    A glitch in the system, usually of no concern, especially with new layers it's quite common.
    Older birds may pass these too as they ramp down laying production to go into a molt.

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