small amount of liquid when laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pestenz, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. pestenz

    pestenz Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 25, 2014
    One of my chickens has started laying last week (brown shaver). I have noticed a small amount of clear liquid on or by the egg after laying. Like 2-3 drops. Is this normal? Or might it have anything to do with her runny poos she seems to have? (Firm with plenty of runny bits??). She is a very lively girl with no obvious issues.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    It could be excess bloom coating.
    Eggs are actually wet when just laid but usually dry very quickly. Those with lots of bloom coating can stay wet longer, I have one girl where I'll find a couple of 'drops' that stay wet for quite a while after laying.

    There are many different 'normal' poops, especially depending on what they are eating.
    If they are eating alot of high moisture foods, or drinking alot of water in hot weather, the poops will be looser
    A new layer, and sometimes older layers too, might have a little poop exit they lay.

    Pics of poops, good stuff to know:
  3. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2014
    Southern Oregon
    X2 the above. We have one chicken that always lays an egg that is wetter than the others. It's just the bloom. Nothing to worry about.

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