Weird Egg

ChickMagnet09

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 7, 2009
28
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Minnesota
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?
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
344
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SW Arkansas
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?
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ChickMagnet09

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 7, 2009
28
0
22
Minnesota
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!!
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Kittymomma

Songster
10 Years
Sep 9, 2009
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Olympia, WA
"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!!
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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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PortageGirl

Songster
11 Years
Nov 8, 2008
2,511
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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.
 

ChickMagnet09

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 7, 2009
28
0
22
Minnesota
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?!
 

fordmommy

Dancing With My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 16, 2009
3,810
7
189
Wisconsin
"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?!

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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.​
 

emvickrey

ChowDown Silkie Farm
10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
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Hornbeak, Tennessee
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.
 

PortageGirl

Songster
11 Years
Nov 8, 2008
2,511
18
181
Portage County, Ohio
"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.
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