Rock hard chicken egg, empty inside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kgrela, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. kgrela

    kgrela New Egg

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    So my husband got some eggs from a farmer near his work and they were all fine until I came upon one that looked fine but wouldn't crack. It finally did and it was empty inside not moisture nothing. What happened to this egg? It shell inside almost looks like ceramic. I'm so confused .[​IMG]
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow, that's one for the record books! You might want to let that farmer know!
     
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  3. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Uhm, maybe it IS ceramic....

    Gary
     
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  4. kgrela

    kgrela New Egg

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    Lol yea except it's proabbaly not and I don't think this guy would trick my husband as my husband helps him giving him wood shaving for the farm. Ohhh man I just thought of something do farmers put fake eggs to get the chicken to lay eggs. ??? I just remembered my grandpa who's a farmer say something of that sort!!! Oops is that possible ?
     
  5. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes people do use fake ceramic eggs, I am sure it was not a trick just a mistake!

    Gary
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  7. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I've never seen the inside of a fake egg but I couldn't help but smile...

    Yes that's a fake egg. Yes people use them to show chickens where to lay. Some of them look so real that they get picked up by mistake.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Most of us who use those type of fake eggs have 'gathered' them at one point and/or another....
    ...I haven't broken(don't think I would, but never day never) or sold one as of yet.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I had to mark mine to keep from accidentally gathering them with my real eggs... I drew a circle around each one with a black Sharpie so I will always see the marking no matter how it's positioned in the nest.
     
  10. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have brown egg layers so i bought white ceramic eggs.[​IMG] I'm glad you broke it. It's interesting to see inside.
     

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