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Underdeveloped Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enggass, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Is it common in beginning laying days to find what looks like an underdeveloped egg that was layed? I found on the floor of my coop this AM a soft partial shell or the remains of a very soft shelled egg that had broken when layed. The shell was like construction paper thickness. I have 5 birds with at least 4 laying because the other day I got 4 eggs for the first time - although some are still rather small:)
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Perfectly normal. It sometimes takes a while for the pullets to get the kinks worked out of their internal egg laying factory. Double yolkers, small eggs, shell-less eggs, yolkless eggs, yolks only, soft shelled eggs, misshapen eggs, none are unusual when they first start. Sometimes they don't have a lot of control over where they lay their eggs either when they first start. If the problem persists after two weeks, then you may have a problem. Until then, don't worry.
  3. vSRanch

    vSRanch New Egg

    Jul 11, 2012
    What about an egg whose yolk is already runny when I crack it open (I know that the egg has not been jiggled or dropped before hand)? I was told this may also be a sign of an underdeveloped egg. Is this true?

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