Rotten egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cochins Elite, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Cochins Elite

    Cochins Elite Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok
    I found a egg on the ground today. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday it was in an area where I walk alot.
    the ground was wet because it rained the day before.
    Anyway the first thing I noticed was it felt lighter than a normal egg, then I noticed if smelled a little funny.
    so I shook it a bit and could tell something was wrong with it for sure.
    I wanted to see what was Inside so I just taped on it 1,2, and on the 3rd Tap it exploded all over my face and it was not at all near my face. And it was loud like a firecracker.
    the smell was downright EVIL! I wanted to puke.
    what would cause this? Can a chicken lay a rotten egg?
    Also I forgot to add it was green
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not likely, but possible that a chicken can lay a rotten egg.
    Do you have chickens that lay green eggs?
    Egg could have been laid elsewhere long ago and moved into your path by a predator.
     
  3. Cochins Elite

    Cochins Elite Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok
    Yesterday I would have sed that it was possible, but today I found 2 more in the same area right outside the coop they both smelled.
    I wasn't taking any chances this time I threw them over the fence one looked normal the other was green inside. They lay brown eggs.
    I have three broody hens could they have had them saved up inside them?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They were green inside?
    I'd be isolating my hens in crates or pens until I found who was laying them.......
    ....meanwhile searching on rotten egg laying.
    Could be some kind of infection inside the bird.
     
  5. Cochins Elite

    Cochins Elite Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok
    Ok what about giving them antibiotics? And yes it was green inside
     

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