Weirdest egg laid ever...... gift wrapped?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheReidHomestead, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. TheReidHomestead

    TheReidHomestead Never enough coops...

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    Check out this egg one of my wyandotte's laid today:

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    There is a solid hard shelled egg inside this .....papery wrinkled layer! So bizarre! In the last two photo's you can see a tear in the outer paper wrapping and see the whole egg that is inside.

    This definently classifies as our wierdest egg ever. And the hen seems fine.........hopefully she stays fine! I'll be keeping my eye on her!
     
  2. chickenaddictntn

    chickenaddictntn Chirping

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    LOL, that is odd it looks like a cocoon. [​IMG]
     
  3. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    Hmmm ...was the outer "giftwrap" stretchy when it came out, like an extra membrane, maybe? It's a good idea to look at her vent to make sure she didn't lose a little lining somewhere.
    Definitely scores lots of weird points!
     
  4. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

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    Wow, u should send that photo into the backyard poultry magazine

    Xoxo

    Not to mention, but doesn't that egg look huuuuuuge
     
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  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    sometimes their egg production system will produce a"opps" egg, just make sure they are getting enough calcium.
     
  6. TheReidHomestead

    TheReidHomestead Never enough coops...

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    The "wrapping" was kind of damp when I found it earlier this afternoon. Now the round end has dried out and gotten hard. The pointy, wrinkly end is still kind of damp.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Love it. [​IMG] Weird glitches happen.
     
  8. Duramaxgirl

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    To strange! Did it have a normal yoke?
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Looks like an oops egg, ready to come out but oops! Went back up and started a new shell before popping out.
     
  10. TheReidHomestead

    TheReidHomestead Never enough coops...

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    I'm waiting for the rest of the family to come home from a 4-H meeting as they haven't seen it yet, and then we'll unwrap it! [​IMG]

    Definently and oopsie egg!
     

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