Weird, lumpy eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DanielleS, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. DanielleS

    DanielleS New Egg

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    What on earth is going on here? I had a chicken get loose and disappear a couple of weeks ago. I live in a suburban area, and part of the mesh popped off my coop. All the others were there, but Diney had disappeared. (My fence is only 4 feet high, so they can get over it if properly motivated, and I think my barking dogs were motivation enough. New fence next week!) We thought for sure she was gone, although we did enjoy driving around the neighborhood, stopping people and asking if they had seen a chicken. Two days later, she was back. I have no idea what kind of adventure she was having for that time, but suddenly she was in the back yard, squawking and trying to get back into the coop. I put her back with her friends and she laid an egg just a few minutes later. The egg was very large, rippled, and lumpy. I figured she'd just been hanging on to that egg for a couple of days, and her return meant she was desperate to lay it in a comfortable place. The egg was normal on the inside, although the shell turned out to actually be quite thin and brittle. That was about a week and a half ago. Today, she laid this. Nothing else has been abnormal since her little adventure. What's going on here? I'm worried about her! She's a pretty small hen, a red sex link, and I can't imagine these things feel very good to pass.

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  2. bobshere

    bobshere Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have rsl's too and they lay the odd monster egg also. Nothing to be alarmed about.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can't see the pic but the stress of her adventure could be the cause...stress can make for funky eggs.
     
  4. Chicken Nami

    Chicken Nami Out Of The Brooder

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    Our girl "lacy" is laying lacy eggs?
     
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    Chicken Nami Out Of The Brooder

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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Stress as the others said, probably caused it, give her a week or so to settle back down.
     

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