Nest pad wet with gelatinous liquid

Aristocat123

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Good morning. I just checked one the nesting boxes and found 2 eggs, one of them spotted with yellowish liquid (dried on one more the other) and the nesting pad is wet. It’s a clear gelatinous liquid. There is no smell to it. It almost looks and feels like egg white. They are all pullets and two have not laid any eggs yet. RIR and a Welsummer?
I’m posting pics.
Thank you for your help.
 

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SurferchickinSB

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Good morning. I just checked one the nesting boxes and found 2 eggs, one of them spotted with yellowish liquid (dried on one more the other) and the nesting pad is wet. It’s a clear gelatinous liquid. There is no smell to it. It almost looks and feels like egg white. They are all pullets and two have not laid any eggs yet. RIR and a Welsummer?
I’m posting pics.
Thank you for your help.
I’m pretty sure it is an egg white, hopefully she expelled the whole thing.
 

Aristocat123

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or someone started laying and layed a shelless or soft shelled egg and someone ate it. Yours are new layers if I remember right and you still have some coming up on laying, so I wouldn't worry to much, clean it up and keep an eye on them as you should by now know when they are going in to lay.
Yes it looks like it happened while she was laying the egg. I’m out there checking on them all the time and of course today they snuck this problem by me. Thank you
 

SurferchickinSB

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It was a lot of liquid. What you see is what I removed from the top. I’m new to chickens. This is a first. Is this normal? Is it part of the first time layer process? Too many question but I am a little worried
Are you putting out oyster shell for them? That actually just happened today with one of my chickens, I found a soft shell egg opened up on my poop board. Usually will correct the problem right away is if you throw out some oyster shell and also break up a Tums and make her eat it.That usually corrects the problem right away. I wouldn’t worry too much just yet, since they are new layers, I just put out the oyster shell if you don’t have it out already and break up the Tums and do that for a couple days. That usually corrects the problem right away. Good luck with your girl:)
 

EggSighted4Life

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This is a first. Is this normal? Is it part of the first time layer process?
Yes, it very much sounds like a new layer hiccup from the reproductive track coming online and working out its' kinks, that should resolve itself... IF you are providing adequate nutrition. :)

Your eggs are beautiful, congrats on your new layer! :love
 

Aristocat123

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May 22, 2019
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[QUOTE="slordaz, post: 21776165, member: can be really sneaky, or it could be one that just started laying too[/QUOTE]
I had no idea this could happen so I started to worry....I didn’t see evidence of yolk or membrane. Just the white liquid. I feel better now. You always come to my rescue :):bow
 

Aristocat123

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May 22, 2019
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Are you putting out oyster shell for them? That actually just happened today with one of my chickens, I found a soft shell egg opened up on my poop board. Usually will correct the problem right away is if you throw out some oyster shell and also break up a Tums and make her eat it.That usually corrects the problem right away. I wouldn’t worry too much just yet, since they are new layers, I just put out the oyster shell if you don’t have it out already and break up the Tums and do that for a couple days. That usually corrects the problem right away. Good luck with your girl:)
They have oyster shells available. What does the Tums do? I wish I knew which one did it for sure. Sneaky little things
 

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