Rubbery/ jello egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamanpapa, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. mamanpapa

    mamanpapa New Egg

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    Why does my hens egg feel like jello or rubbery? It has a cord or something attached to the shell? What's going on? Please advise
     
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. mamanpapa

    mamanpapa New Egg

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    I'll try
     
  4. mamanpapa

    mamanpapa New Egg

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  5. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one like that once. She has laid soft eggs and no shelled eggs. Shes 9 months old. She lays a few soft shelled and is coming along. Is your hen young as well?
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I have never had a hen lay an egg like this before, although I have seen pics of eggs like this here on BYC. It may be due to being a young layer and they don't yet have their egg machines in gear. The birds may be shedding some internal tissue from the ovaries or uterus. You might post this question in the Egglaying and Behavior section here of BYC for more info...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
     
  7. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. mamanpapa

    mamanpapa New Egg

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    She is about 9 or 10 months, she's been laying for months and this us the first like this. Thank you all for your help
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Young pullets often lay soft or rubbery eggs until they get their egg laying in gear. Also, some of my hens were laying strange eggs, I wormed them and this seemed to take care of the problem. x2 on posting in the forum TwoCrows suggested.
     
  10. That happens once in a while it just bypasses the shell. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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