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Rotten egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lazyday, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. lazyday

    lazyday Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 25, 2011
    Went to cook an egg that I had just gathered and when I cracked it open it had a horrible smell. Holding my breath I looked at the inside of shell it had dark brown spots. I gather eggs daily so I know it was layed that day. What do you think? Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Ewww, I have heard of eggs out side of the nest box that may have been there for a while turning rotten, but I have not read anything like your story until now.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Could it have been under the bedding material in the nest for awhile? I've had hens hide them under the hay in the nest box before.

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