Rubbery eggshell. Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by misspnme, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. misspnme

    misspnme Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I found this egg in the coop today it was on top of the nest boxes. The shell is very rubbery and soft, almost like a little water balloon. I wouldn't normally be very concerned but two days ago I found a monster egg with another regular sized egg inside of it. I don't know if its the same hen laying these strange eggs but could it be an indication of complications?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the age of the layer. If she started laying in the last month I wouldn't worry at all because this is where you find the strangest eggs because they haven't figured out the system yet. If she has been laying for a while I would worry and try to find out what hen is doing it.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's from a pullet new to laying, it's normal. It can also be normal for an older hen starting back up from her molt.
     

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