Please help...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tiaan, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Tiaan

    Tiaan Just Hatched

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    Hi guys. Can someone please explain why this is happening. [​IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is that a shelled egg inside a membrane?
    Looks like it from what you posted in the quail forum:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1153942/please-help#post_18087340

    That can happen to chickens sometimes, probably quail too.
    Shelled egg backs up and gets encased in the next egg coming down the line.

    Are these new layers?
    Could just be a glitch...or a more serious anatomy issue.

    You say it's happened 3 times?
    3 times in a year, 3 times in a week??
    Do you know if it's the same bird that's laying these?
     
  3. Tiaan

    Tiaan Just Hatched

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    When i say it happened 3times it was in the last 3months. They are not new layers and i suspect that this is the same hen because i used to get an egg a day per hen then it whent one short every few days but when she lays eggs its uge and all her eggs that she is giving me is almost double the size of normal quail eggs.
     

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