Strange egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rennyback, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Rennyback

    Rennyback New Egg

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    I found this egg last week. Found it hilariously shaped. But when I opened it, this is what was inside. The closest I thought was a lash egg, but lash eggs don't have a shell. I searched forums and googled it.
    Any ideas? Haven't found another "weird" one since and none of my hens are ill or acting funny.

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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and [​IMG]! While I have seen some strange eggs (including from my own flock), that is a really weird one. [​IMG]

    My guess is that it's just an "oops" (anomaly) by one of your hens. Probably not a concern unless you see a pattern; if you do, it could indicate a reproductive problem.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Really weird indeed!

    Did you dissect the contents further?
    Was that 'lump' solid or.....??

    A 'lash egg' is a lump of solidified puss from an infection in the reproductive tract....they are usually not inside a shell, but can be.
     
  4. Rennyback

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    I did dissect it. It seemed like what you find in a crop or gizzard. Or was like grits. Ew I know... it wasn't solid by any means. Like when a potato has been baked with the skin on and can be smashed easily. That's all I can tell ya. I didn't take a pic of the contents once I mashed it. Made me not want to eat eggs for a little bit.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could have been a lash...time will tell.
    Any idea which bird and/or how old bird is?

    Yeah, gross eggs get me breaking each, one at time, in a separate dish before adding to pan or recipe for quite awhile.
     
  6. Rennyback

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    I have no idea which bird. They all lay together. But like I said, nothing strange for a week or two. No bird are acting ill. This was hopefully a one-time thing. If we get another, we will watch more closely. We do have a camera in the coop but unless I'm home to get each egg when it is laid, I won't know which bird it is. We have 9 nesting boxes and sometimes they will divide and conquer and sometimes they only want one box so it doesn't narrow down which bird laid which egg.
     

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