unformed egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joymac, May 22, 2012.

  1. joymac

    joymac Songster

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    I'm new to chickens and my four girls have only been laying for about a month. Today I noticed something hanging from the rear of one the Ameraucanas, it looks like an unformed egg. Is this a sign of disease?[​IMG]
     
  2. Probably not any disease, just a glitch in the egg-laying process. Since your pullets are just starting to lay, it is likely that they are working any kinks out of their systems. Occasionally there is a quality control problem and then things will go right back to normal.
     
  3. joymac

    joymac Songster

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    Thanks! Your post and some archived ones I found made me feel so much better! It was rather alarming seeing her drag that nasty looking thing around :)
     
  4. joymac

    Me too--- I worry about my chickens with everything that is out of the ordinary. cheers!

    Your avatar is beautiful BTW
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2012

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