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Very strange egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wendybowen131, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. wendybowen131

    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this very soft egg this morning under my roost. All my other eggs are hard & normal and are laid in the morning/early afternoon. So not only is it a strange egg & I was surprised to find it this morning. (it was not there last night) Any feedback is much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Probably just a glitch...softshells often happen off the roost at night because, IMO, they don't 'feel' like regular eggs and thus control of their passage is not as 'controllable'.

    How old are your layers?
    Odd egg are not uncommon in new layers, old layers and at the beginning and/or end of laying near a molt.

    ETA: Here a few links about 'weird' eggs:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/697007/weird-or-odd-eggs-pics
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    http://poultrykeeper.com/egg-problems/
     
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    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought 5 from a man who said all about a year. Well, I think 2 were younger due to behavior. The one I think laid this has always been quirky and not 100% she has done much. She is the sweetest though. Not really sure if she is "all there". Lol..
     
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    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    The other younger hen lays green eggs & they are a little smaller but hard. I also just bought a 6-7 old RIR from the youth fair & she is also laying smaller but hard, fully formed eggs. I will look at the links. Thank you!
     
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