Rubbery eggshell. Should I be worried?

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

  1. misspnme

    misspnme In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2013
    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 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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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