Odd crackly egg shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 12 Acres, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our chooks laid this crackled egg today. I think the cracking occurred inside the hen because the egg shell was very firm when I gave it a slight squeeze to see if it would give. Anyone else ever get an egg like this?

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  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! [​IMG]

    That's a first for me. i have seen a lot of strange eggs, but i have never seen one like that.
     
  3. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow indeed! I wanted to look inside later on but when I got back from my shopping my husband told me he sold it along with another carton of eggs to a guy. He actually wanted 3 dozen eggs but I only had 2 on hand. My hubby raided our fridge in search of eggs to sell and that's how it ended up getting sold today. I just hope the customer knows that it doesn't mean there's something wrong with the egg, just the shell is unusual. I asked hubs not to take eggs from our fridge to sell but instead just sell the ones we keep in the fridge out in the shop. I like to sell eggs that are of a large size to slightly extra large with no stains or cracks on them. So hopefully this won't happen again! But it sure was nice to make that egg sale anyway. I just bought feed for them last week and it wasn't cheap! Egg sales help with the cost of the feed.
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, too bad your husband sold it. It would have made a cool blown egg Christmas decoration!
     
  5. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats cool! It looks like it could be a dinosaur egg! You must have dinochickens! [​IMG]
     
  6. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has it been frozen?
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Maybe it's an alligator.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sometimes, it's a glitch. Sometimes it means the reproductive tract has been damaged due to something like Infectious Bronchitis and sometimes, a hard, depleting molt will cause odd egg issues.
     
  9. Crazy_For_Chickens

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    That looks cool!
    Do you need a license for selling eggs?
     
  10. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    airheart, yes it was too bad. I really wanted to see what was inside. Hopefully it was a normal yolk and white.

    mrandmrschicken, dinochickens! Well that's a possibility. I don't think chickens are far removed from dinos! [​IMG]

    Cason, it wasn't frozen.

    opa, no gators here in NW Ohio! [​IMG]

    speckledhen, the pullet that laid is 7 months old and my birds are healthy. My birds have yet to go through their first molt. I think the girl that laid it is just an odd ball. [​IMG]

    crazy_for_chickens, no license needed and even if I did "need" one I wouldn't get one. Yes, I have Libertarian tendencies. [​IMG]
     

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