Weird large egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Americano Blue, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

    17,683
    138
    316
    Apr 14, 2014
    Hello Spring
    My Coop
    I went to get eggs and I found a rather large, soft, almost latex egg. It is way larger than normal. Now I understand that sometimes chickens lay a shell-less egg but this on is weird. Oddly enough they laid it in a puddle. I am wondering if maybe the shell dissolved in the puddle and it expanded. There is chicken poop in the water so....

    Any input would be amazing. I will post pics as soon as I can

    -Blue
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  2. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

    17,683
    138
    316
    Apr 14, 2014
    Hello Spring
    My Coop
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    36,793
    10,579
    686
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Typical of new layers, double yolks and softshells.....and a softshell is often laid in a strange place, it's softness makes it hard to 'control'.

    Is it from a new layer?
    Did you break it open and see what was inside?

    Nothing to worry about unless it starts happening all the time.
     
  4. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

    17,683
    138
    316
    Apr 14, 2014
    Hello Spring
    My Coop
    They are not new layers. They are two years old...or two and a half. I haven't opened it yet, I probably will later.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    36,793
    10,579
    686
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by