Weird soft rubber shelled egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dirty Farmer, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    I have four pullets, and they have all been laying eggs steady for about two months now. four eggs everyday, once in a while three. Every egg has always been layed in the nesting box. Then tonight when I went out to lock the pop door on their coop (free range chickens) and check their feed/water, I noticed a soft shelled egg on the floor of the coop. No shell what so ever, almost like a rubber shell. They have crushed oyster shells and have been on layer feed since late summer just before they started laying.

    Is this normal for a hen to throw out a softy once in a while? Why now out of the blue?
  2. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Not to worry, when they start laying you can get a rubber egg now and then [​IMG]
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    It takes some time for them to get their plumbing working right sometimes. This is not a problem it will work itself out in no time.
  4. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

    Jun 5, 2011
    baxter Tn
    They boil up nicely, I gave mine to my dog..she didn't know if it was a ball or what..but she soon fiqured it out and now begs for deviled eggs! [​IMG] who knew
  5. pickn4flowers

    pickn4flowers New Egg

    Mar 3, 2012
    Tacoma, WA
    Oh! Good to know that the egg is edible. I'll cook those up for my dog Too!

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