rubber egg with attached membrane

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new2chix, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. new2chix

    new2chix Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    New Palestine Indiana
    Most of my pullets are 9 months old, most have been laying since October or so. Some molting going on, had a few rubber eggs in December, found in the poop bins under the roost. Today I found a rubber egg with a white, tub like membrane attached (about 3" long). Since the egg had broken in the nest box I tossed it before I thought to take a picture. They get 16% layer crumbles, treats, and scratch once in a while. They had been locked up in the coop late December and early January because of the cold, but have gotten out into the fresh air this past week. Should I be concerned? Don't know who the culprit is - can eliminate a few due to egg color, but have several suspects. No one seems sick....

  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    It happens... Nothing to be concerned about.

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