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Strange egg in nest box - What is it?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Union Farm, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Union Farm

    Union Farm New Egg

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    I just found an egg in nestbox that doesn't appear to be a chicken egg.
    It's round, white/beige, about 1 inch in size, dirty (my nest box is ultra clean!)
    I thought one of my girls had just laid a small egg and was going to break it open
    to see what was inside, but when I cracked the shell a bit (membrane not broken), it
    appears something is inside. I have no roos.

    Coop and run are enclosed, but a sparrow has gotten in the run a couple times in the past -
    Could it be a sparrow egg? Could it be viable? I feel horrible now about
    breaking shell. What should I do with it?

    Thanks for any feedback ... I'm new to posting, but am an addicted follower.
     
  2. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually reptile eggs are round
     
  3. flyjam1979

    flyjam1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    aren't reptile eggs usually softer than avian eggs?(leathery kinda?)
     
  4. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im pretty sure most are
    im too curious i would have to open it and find out
    but thats just me LOL
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    I sure hope you post a pic when you find out!!
     
  6. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want to see it. Maybe she can take a picture of it and send it to someone who can post it for her?
     
  7. Union Farm

    Union Farm New Egg

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    Second opinion: egg is ovoid, not round,
    friend says. We will open in a bit and report back.
    The thought of a reptile freaked me out!
    Think it's a bird egg, but can't believe it got
    there and developed.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Waiting!
     
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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