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Membrane of an egg that didn't form?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by havenwoodchix9, May 5, 2016.

  1. havenwoodchix9

    havenwoodchix9 New Egg

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    Hello all,
    I have been visiting the site for months and gleening all kinds of wonderful information. Thank you! I saw something in my coop today that was a little unsettling and prompted me to join. I have 6 girls, just turned a year old. I have two Buffs and have noticed that one has not layed the last few days. Seemed OK otherwise. Today when I went into the coop to spot clean, I found what looked very much like a small popped balloon with a large wet area around it. Upon closer inspection, I think it was the membrane of an egg that didn't form and when she expelled it, it popped.

    What does this mean? Any and all chicken wisdom much appreciated!
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    Sounds like a soft egg, make sure they are getting plenty of calcium. Layer feed is a good source as is oyster shell and feeding eggshells back to them. I think it happens to everyone now and then, I've seen my share.
     
  3. havenwoodchix9

    havenwoodchix9 New Egg

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    I wondered if that could be the issue. Thanks so much!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may also want to check out the "chicken behaviors and egg laying." thread
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. havenwoodchix9

    havenwoodchix9 New Egg

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    Hi CT! Thanks for the hello from so far away!
     
  8. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome [​IMG]
     

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