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Scared the eggs out of her??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1newchickontheblock, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. 1newchickontheblock

    1newchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 of my feathered friends were closed out of the coop last night, as the auto door closed early because of overcast skies. I went out to check on them @ 10pm, and 3 were huddled on the ramp, 1 was on a stump roost. (the run is all enclosed, so they were safe, at least) They looked very scared, however, and when I shined the flashlight, saw 1 broken egg and another on the ground, under the RIR. Weird! Well, I put them inside, went to scoop up the broken egg, and there was essentially no shell. The other egg was very soft - like a water balloon. SO strange! My question (finally!): Is it possible these chickens were so scared that they dropped the eggs they were developing for laying the next day? (kind of like "scaring the s**t" out of someone!?) Any thoughts on this bizarre finding? [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. 1newchickontheblock

    1newchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and they get oyster shells, plenty of everything they need. Everyone's been laying and the shells have always been super hard...
     
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it is possible. My red sex links do this on occasion. Maybe once every few months or so I will find a soft egg beneath their roost. If it doesn't happen again for some time I would just say it is a natural occurrence. Hope this helps.
     

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