Strange, Soft-Shelled Egg - Could This Be a First??


In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 2, 2012
I currently have two FBCM (one rooster, and one hen not yet laying), and four Red Sex Links. We bought the RSL a little over a week ago at 17-18 weeks or so. Within a couple of days, we started getting 1-2 nice, little brown eggs a day. I'm guessing that two of the RSL girls were laying.

We got two eggs today, but I decided to check the nesting box one more time before locking up the coop. Inside, I found a VERY strange looking egg:

It was very pale, more tinted than brown. It looked like two eggs fused together, but one was about 1/3 larger than the other. As if two eggs had each had 1/3 cut off, and were stuck together to make one big egg. The shell was very soft, and both parts of the egg appeared to only be held together by even softer shell, or membrane. There were two yolks inside.

I wanted to take a picture, but the thing fell apart in my hands before I could bring it inside.

Then one of the hens got reeeally fussy when she realized that the egg was gone.

Is it possible that this was the first egg of one of my girls??? I'm brand spankin' new to actually getting eggs from my hens. :)

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