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Odd egg *pic*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three welsummer hens (hatchery) and one of them laying. She started laying every other day for about 1.5 weeks and then took a week off. This is the first egg (assuming the same hen) after her break. I did clean it off in that it did seem to have some clear inside stuff... out. It is dry here and the darkest area is a little reddish. Every part of it is hard though. What gives?
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  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like paper mache. Are you a crafter? [​IMG]

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  3. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have no idea all I can say is wow !!!
     
  4. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found some like that from my leghorns. They were white but this one really is cool looking. I think it is just amazing that they can produce an egg a day anyway let alone one like this. I always have plenty of oyster shell for them at all times and still get one like that every now and then. Can't wait for someone to answer so I will know what causes this also. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had those before, and I BELIEVE that it is a membrane from another egg that didn't fully develop & was laid over the top of a fully developed egg. I could be wrong, though!
     
  6. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is really neat looking!
     

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