wet eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fostermom55, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. fostermom55

    fostermom55 Just Hatched

    Jun 10, 2016
    One of my chickens is laying wet eggs. That is - wetter than normal, they don't dry quickly like they usually do. I have collected them and even though they are cool or barely warm there is still a little moisture on the egg. Wondering if this is indicative of an underlying problem? Thanks! Kathy
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Some birds have more cuticle(bloom) than others......
    .....and depending on the ambient humidity, it can take a long time to dry.

    I don't think it's anything to worry about.
    What breed bird?
    Where are you located on this earth?
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    That is fine.....I just lay them on a paper towel till dry and pop into the carton in the fridge.......

  4. fostermom55

    fostermom55 Just Hatched

    Jun 10, 2016
    I have buff orpingtons, black astralorp and one auracauna. One of my buff orpingtons was my wet layer, but she is back to her usual now. I live in Maryland. These are my first chickens and I absolutely love them! I raised rabbits, ducks, geese and cows as a child I don't know why I never had chickens. I think they are my favorite! I never knew how fun they are!

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