Scared eggless?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jannakaye, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my youngest hen, Clover, has just layed her first jelly egg. It's storming pretty badly, (lots of lightning) and the egg was right under her on the roost like she had an accident. Did she just get so scared she layed? She has constant access to grit, layer pellets, oyster shells, and cracked corn, along with whatever bugs and such she finds in the yard. Should I be worried or am I just overreacting? (Once again) Also, is it ok to eat the egg or do I need to toss it?
     
  2. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very common for first eggs to be dripped from the roost and for them not to have proper shells on them. I personally do not eat shell-less eggs.
     
  4. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isn't her first egg :/ she's actually been laying for about a year and a half. (It's so weird. It has a shell but it's soft, like a snake egg.)
     
  5. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! My bad. I misread. I think it's just a fluke.
     

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