So this is weird... (very odd egg)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mjcalkins, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. mjcalkins

    mjcalkins Out Of The Brooder

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    Soft shell, very malleable, with attached string. My (24 week old BO) chickens have just started laying, within the past couple weeks. I'm sure this is from a new girl laying, likely her first one, yet I haven't come across one like this - I did have one soft shelled egg, but not with the attachment. What caused this to happen?

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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Wow that is strange! [​IMG]
     
  3. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they first start, it often takes a while for all the processes to get lined up and working correctly. Even afterward, you get the odd one here and there. Unless it happens all the time, it's nothing to worry about. It's biology and while it's a wonderful thing, it aint perfect, LOL. Ours are 10 months old and have been laying regularly for 5 months now...we got a shell less egg from one just yesterday.
     
  4. cynthiagee

    cynthiagee New Egg

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    One of our hens laid one just like this the other day.
     

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