Strangest egg I've seen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggsRGreat, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. EggsRGreat

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    Well I've been raising chickens for about 5 years or so and this is a very strange egg that I have to share. My hens are molting, so I am sure that is one explanation for this un holy egg. Also I am pretty sure it is from an older hen. If anyone else has an explanation feel free to share or add some pics. I feel sorry for the chicken that laid this. :-(

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  2. JanineACSS

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    Wow, that's one for the books! I think you might be right in suspecting that molting has something to do with it.
     
  3. Sustained

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    Holy moly! It looks like a walnut [​IMG]
     
  4. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Wouldn't you just love to see what might hatch from an egg like that?!?!

    There's an article in the Learning Center about egg quality problems (and I'd say that egg had a problem, lol):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    Your egg looks similar to the one numbered 13 in the examples.
     
  5. islandgirl82

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  6. islandgirl82

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    Ha! You beat me to it!!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Bwahahahaha! [​IMG]
     
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  8. krista74

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    I think if you do a search for "Lash Eggs" you might find what you're looking for [​IMG]


    - Krista
     
  9. islandgirl82

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    Yes! This! Thank you (I knew I'd read something about them but didn't remember what they are called).
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Did you cut it open to see what was inside?
     

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