Weird egg

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  1. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a weird coturnix egg today (see picture). There was a bit of egg white attached to the top of the egg. Does anybody know what would cause this?

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  2. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    I'm not sure what's going on there, but keep an eye on that hen. If it happens often, then put her on the menu.
    The first pic just looks like a coturnix egg that slipped past the paint department, and got some poo on it, or maybe got an oddly focused paint spatter. The shell could have cracked and the contents vented, or any number of things. Just my guesses.

    Just keep an eye on her for a few weeks. If you get several eggs like that, then you may need to do something, but the odds are good that it's just an anomaly that just happened to that hen, with that egg. I really doubt it's a case of "speckle-less bugger egg syndrome" [​IMG]

    Coturnix just lay the darnedest eggs sometimes. I think all will be well.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Like Joe said, keep an eye on her.... [​IMG] With birds that lay a lot, things happen occassionally [​IMG]
     
  4. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 hens in the cage that I got the egg from. How would I find the one who laid the weird egg?
     
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  5. kerry 2138

    kerry 2138 Out Of The Brooder

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    She'll be the guilty looking one.[​IMG]
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Mt. Baker Quail :

    I have 5 hens in the cage that I got the egg from. How would I find the one who laid the weird egg?

    Just keep an eye out for strange eggs then. If you get strange eggs every day for 2 weeks, then you may want to segregate hens to find the culprit. I don't think it will come to that, but it's an option. I'm sorry I can't dispense info that creates 100% perfect egg production. If one out of 5 hens lays bad eggs, then you obviously need more hens [​IMG]
    I have my share of bad eggs here.

    It's just an anomaly..IMHO, and should work it's self out.​
     

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