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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Karid148, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Karid148

    Karid148 In the Brooder

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    I don't think it's a big deal but thought I would double check, my chicken layed an odd egg today--is she ok, and is the egg ok to eat? IMG_20180404_193017.jpg
     
  2. tootmany

    tootmany Songster

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    Is it hard like an egg? Smell odd?
     
  3. Karid148

    Karid148 In the Brooder

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    Yep hard like a normal egg, it was laying in chicken poop so... It smells like that
     
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  4. tootmany

    tootmany Songster

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    Alright, how about your chicken. Is she a new layer or been doing this for awhile?
     
  5. Karid148

    Karid148 In the Brooder

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    Doing this for awhile, we got her a year ago and she was already full grown then
     
  6. tootmany

    tootmany Songster

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    It could be from stress or physical damage during production. I'd keep an eye on her to be safe and make sure the stress isn't from getting sick. Should be fine to eat
     
  7. Karid148

    Karid148 In the Brooder

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    Good to know, I'll add some electrolytes to her food! Thanks!
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is egg 'normal' on the inside?
    How many like this has she laid?
    Is it spring where you live?
    Adding your location to your profile is most helpful.
    Wonders why you think electrolytes are needed?
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Do you have any idea how old she is? Sometimes when chickens are reaching the end of their laying cycle, they can start laying funky eggs. As long as the inside looks and smells OK, I wouldn't worry about eating it.
     
  10. Karid148

    Karid148 In the Brooder

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    I haven't cracked it open yet. I want to say she has layed an egg like this in the past but that could just be me saying she has. It is Spring where we live--we live outside of Seattle.

    Electrolytes that I give them are an immune boosting blend that help the chickens from getting sick or overly stressed
     

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