Premature egg

Patti3chics

In the Brooder
Oct 9, 2020
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Hi there. My little girls have finally started laying-2 eggs so far!! First one a double yolker! Sorry in advance for the gross pic but I have no idea what this is. I’m thinking an egg that the shell didnt form properly. One of my girls was running around with it🤮. It’s like a sack with goopy stuff inside but it’s intact-hope that makes sense I’m hoping it’s not a part of the hen. Thanks for your help. Let me know if you would like a better pic of the inside.
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CNJ

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Oct 12, 2020
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I have kind of the same problem, my young hens started laying soft round eggs. I don't know why, but they stop eating the layer pellets, and 30% protein crumble. They will only eat two way scratch (crack corn and wheat grain) and mediated chick starter.
 

Patti3chics

In the Brooder
Oct 9, 2020
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Hi there. My little girls have finally started laying-2 eggs so far!! First one a double yolker! Sorry in advance for the gross pic but I have no idea what this is. I’m thinking an egg that the shell didnt form properly. One of my girls was running around with it🤮. It’s like a sack with goopy stuff inside but it’s intact-hope that makes sense I’m hoping it’s not a part of the hen. Thanks for your help. Let me know if you would like a better pic of the inside.
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ackie

previously jwehl // dogs & cats & squirrels oh my!
Nov 3, 2020
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I have kind of the same problem, my young hens started laying soft round eggs. I don't know why, but they stop eating the layer pellets, and 30% protein crumble. They will only eat two way scratch (crack corn and wheat grain) and mediated chick starter.
Chick starter is fine for them. Offer free-choice oyster shell on the side for the calcium and ditch the scratch. IMO its okay for treats but not a solid nutrition source.
 

Patti3chics

In the Brooder
Oct 9, 2020
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Your hens must be 6 months old or older for that size eggs.
They are only 20 wks. I got them as day olds. I was shocked too. However the other eggs, since the first, are like medium sized. Still big from what I’ve seen. Must be the awesome treats they get every few days 😁. Or they love me...one of the two😂
 

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