Weird Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickMagnet09, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. ChickMagnet09

    ChickMagnet09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a weird egg this morning in my coop, and they are just starting to lay so I don't know if it is normal. The egg was really thin like paper and had ripped before I got to it and when I picked it up it had like a cord or something connected to the egg. Has anyone ever seen this before?
     
  2. barredrockmama

    barredrockmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, it's pretty common for pullets to lay soft shelled eggs when they're first starting. Maybe add a little calcium to their diet just in case.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've not seen anything like what you describe. However, weird eggs are not surprising in new layers.
    Are you offering them oyster shell to harden those eggshells up?
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickMagnet09

    ChickMagnet09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been giving them oyster shells! They just started laying this week so I am thinking it may take a while before the eggs get harder. I just hope more start laying, I have 8 chickens and I think one may be a rooster but he/she doesn't crow but is bigger than the others and has a bigger comb than the others too...but I was so excited to find an egg even if it was weird looking!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Chick"Magnet09 :

    I have been giving them oyster shells! They just started laying this week so I am thinking it may take a while before the eggs get harder. I just hope more start laying, I have 8 chickens and I think one may be a rooster but he/she doesn't crow but is bigger than the others and has a bigger comb than the others too...but I was so excited to find an egg even if it was weird looking!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Yeah first egg!! Post a pic of your maybe roo and we'll see if we can help you figure it out. What breed(s) do you have?

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  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, don't worry, you get them occasionally, sometimes as first eggs, nearly first eggs, (first week or so) and even more mature hens after some upset such as new coop or move or attack etc etc.
     
  7. ChickMagnet09

    ChickMagnet09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Silver Lace Wyandottes, 2 Gold Star, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Bantaams (both feather footed, 1 silkie). How do you post a pic? I can't even figure out how to get a display pic?!
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    "Chick"Magnet09 :

    I have 2 Silver Lace Wyandottes, 2 Gold Star, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Bantaams (both feather footed, 1 silkie). How do you post a pic? I can't even figure out how to get a display pic?!

    [​IMG] from Wisconsin.

    To post a pic. First save your pic on your computer where you can find it. Then go to the top of this page and click uploads. Hit browse and find your pic on your computer. Double click. Summit. Then you need to go to MY UPLOADS on that page. Highlight the one you want and "copy" it. Come back to this page and "paste". Hope that helps.​
     
  9. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I have yet to have a soft egg. My first batch of chickens I knew nothing about raising them. I fed them scraps of all kinds and never handed out oystershell or grit and they stayed in the coop most of the time after they where attacked by neighbor dogs. Only let out when one of us was outside.
    I've had some thick eggs when they first started laying. Double yolkers and just plain ol big eggs but so far never a soft egg. Been raising chickens for 4 years now.
     
  10. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Chick"Magnet09 :

    I have 2 Silver Lace Wyandottes, 2 Gold Star, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Bantaams (both feather footed, 1 silkie). How do you post a pic? I can't even figure out how to get a display pic?!

    Look here for info about posting pics etc... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504 ...that usually helps, there's lots of other info in the Forum Information and FAQs section... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1198

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    to what you say emvickrey about never having a soft shell etc, I understand, it's very much an odd thing, but when it happens, it can be a little freaky if you've never seen one. Although, since they're quite fragile, it's possible for them to get destroyed without a trace so you'd never even know it was ever there. Not saying it's likely, but it is possible. [​IMG]
     
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