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Weird partial soft shell with lots and lots of bumps

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrsemma, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. mrsemma

    mrsemma Out Of The Brooder

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    What the heck? I'm starting to guess that between the hot weather and I'm not sure what else could be wrong.
    They eat an organic layer feed, there is usually oyster shell available although sometimes they knock it down and spill it so they are out till we get it back up again, they have water that is changed out every few days,

    I don't know if I should be worried about some infection or disease or just let it go as a weird occasional occurrence.
    I do get the occasional cracked egg or sandpaper egg and sometimes there are tons of sandpaper bumps on the pointy end of the egg.
    Other than that, life is good and I love my chickens and encourage everybody and anybody to get them!!




    [​IMG]As far as
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's creepy
     
  3. mrsemma

    mrsemma Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, the wrinkled part was really soft until it was sitting in the air for awhile, then it hardened.
     
  4. ubitmoosie

    ubitmoosie Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh dang never seen that before :X
    Looks like a brain
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    People sometimes get weird eggs, I don't think it means anything unless your hen is acting unwell, otherwise I think I wouldn't worry.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Wow that's a really weird one!!
    As long as it a one off, I wouldn't worry not much you can do anyway.
    If it happens regularly, might need more research...but if only one hen does it, probably genetic defect.

    Should go in the weird egg thread for posterity:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/697007/weird-or-odd-eggs-pics
     
  7. CLSranch

    CLSranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How thick is the egg shell after hardening? It almost looks like to much calcium/grit (not sure if that's possible). It looks way to thick even on top the way it layers and bumps.
     
  8. mrsemma

    mrsemma Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] this is how big it was compared to our other eggs. I've been getting a lot of eggs with the holes in the end. It's been so hot this summer. So the dogs have been getting the broken eggs with their breakfast this summer. They are happy happy dogs
     
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  9. mrsemma

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    [​IMG] this was the center of it when I ripped it
     
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  10. mrsemma

    mrsemma Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] this was on the outer edge of brain like wrinkles
     
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