Slimy Covering On Egg - What and Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cnodgaard, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. cnodgaard

    cnodgaard Out Of The Brooder

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    When I was gathering the eggs last night, I picked up an egg that was wet and slimy. [​IMG] I only have two girls laying and am (im)patiently waiting on my two big Orpington girls to start. At first I thought the egg had frozen and cracked open, but it was too wet. What happened?

    Thanks everyone!
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  2. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get wet slimy ones too. It could be excess liquid from the egg laying machine inside her.

    I'm sure someone will chime in here....
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you gather an egg very soon after its been laid, the bloom could still be fresh and not dried. I consider it to be more sticky than slimy, but I assume that's what you are noticing. Perfectly normal. [​IMG]
     
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My thoughts exactly, especially if it is really warm as well. Give it a minute or two to dry.
     

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