Weird Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tds99100, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. tds99100

    tds99100 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2014
    South Carolina
    So my hen laid this egg two days ago. I've never seen anything like it before, but I've only been keeping chickens for a year. Today I noticed what appeared to be an egg without a shell in a pile of poop. I also noticed something that I can only assume is a stomach lining. It was pink and squishy, but I don't have a picture of it. I've also never seen this before. Anyone have an idea what might be going on?
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    Your pic is what I call a rubber egg. It is basically an egg with a membrane, but no shell. Sometimes appear when birds are just starting to lay, or reaching the end of their reproductive period. The pink squishy? Too bad you didn't have a pic. How old are these birds?
  3. tds99100

    tds99100 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2014
    South Carolina
    Both birds are almost 1. I got them as chicks last spring. The hen in question has been a good producer laying an egg a day until the past few days. I should also clarify the picture I posted. That egg pictured has a solid shell. It's the last egg she has laid in several days. The egg with no shell was found in a pile of poop in the coop.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    WOW that is a weird one!
    Should post it in the weird egg thread.

    Did you crack it open too see what was inside?

    The 'pink squishy' is probably some kind of tissue from the reproductive tract......
    ......was the 'pink squishy' with the egg shown above or with the softshell?

    Did the same bird lay both?

    Sometimes a piece of tissue detaches and is encased totally or partially in a shell...or doesn't get a shell at all.
    It could indicate an illness ...or it could just be a one off and you'll not see it again.
    Give her a few days, only time will tell.

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