Really strange egg plus "something" else in the nesting box?!?!???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WheatsChicks, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. WheatsChicks

    WheatsChicks New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Oct 14, 2013
    This morning I went out to check on my chickens and there are rarely any eggs this early, but I checked anyway and this is what I found! I've never seen anything like this! Can anyone help me?! [​IMG]
     
  2. KrazyChromatics

    KrazyChromatics Chillin' With My Peeps

    167
    8
    73
    Jun 12, 2013
    Northern NY
    while ive never seen a bagged egg personally, i guess it can happen, and from the sounds of it its not harmful
     
  3. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    250
    8
    88
    Sep 12, 2013
    Tennessee
    My Coop
    Are your chickens getting calcium supplements? How long have they been laying?

    I have seen one of these before, it was an improper egg due to a hen being older with less calcium than she needed. As for the wrinkly one, I've had and seen it happen in young layers.

    Still, it could just be a random lapse in regular egg laying.
     
  4. WheatsChicks

    WheatsChicks New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Oct 14, 2013
    I have some older hens that don't lay much at all anymore and some baby hens that should be just starting to lay. We got the older ones after they were already laying so this is my first experience with new layers. As for the calcium we do supplement with oyster shell.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by