Strange "egg"?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Auvigirl, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Auvigirl

    Auvigirl Hatching

    Mar 8, 2014
    This was a strange egg like thing which was leathery on the outside and putrid membranous stuff inside. WT...? Laid by a two year old who hasn't laid since the introduction of some new hens and she moulted at the end of Autumn (Australia). [​IMG]
    Photos of the monstrosity are in the gallery. Not sure how to post it here.
  2. Guido

    Guido Chirping

    Nov 6, 2014
    Mold North Wales
    That looks to me kile she has been egg bound, and her body has attempted to reabsorb or contain the "problem, which now looks like she has passed it. Keep an eye on her and make sure if she lays again that it's approaching normal. The next few eggs may be small or deformed. If she doesn't lay check she's not become egg bound again.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    At two years old your hen is coming to the end of her prime laying cycle. As long as she is eating well and acting normally, she should be fine. However this could be the beginning of an internal laying issue and she may stop laying eggs. Hens bred for high egg production are known to have such problems as they are strictly bred for producing lots of eggs in a short period of time. Unfortunately, nature did not design chickens to be egg producing machine, and as a result the egg factory breaks down with time and strange things happen. Funky eggs happens more often than we are aware but the deformed egg is usually eaten before it is found.

    Keep your hen on a top quality diet with lots of variety. She may not be your best laying hen but she can live a normal life for a while.

    Good luck with her!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, sounds like she laid a "lash egg". She has shed part of her reproductive lining. This generally happens to a bird that is winding down on the laying, however I have a 3 1/2 year old hen that has laid several of these and is still laying strong. Your girl may getting close to the end of her laying cycle or may continue on. Time will tell.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013

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