Rotten egg

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

  1. lazyday

    lazyday Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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