What happened to this egg??? ** PICS ADDED **

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crazy4Chicks, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I just went out to collect eggs - and saw this ( barely out of the corner of my eye ).

    What in the world happened here? these are young birds just about 1 year and they have been laying since Dec - most of them - all are laying now -
    I have never had an eye like this I have had wierd shapes and colors but nothing like this !! all my girls are acting fine

    here is my squishy egg


    here is where it was found - on top of a dog waterer - once in awhile a girl will sleep up here but no one has ever tried to lay an egg here

  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    It happens. Sometimes if one of your girls is just starting to lay you will get one like this. Got a few of these under the roosts when my girls were starting. They didn't even know they were laying in their sleep! Up their calcium/crushed cooked eggs shells if you start getting bunches of them
  3. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I got one like that once, very creepy, aren't they?
    I began mixing crushed oyster shell in with the feed and haven't seen one like that since. Although, I can't guarantee the oyster shell and no more squishy eggs are related......
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    The egg was laid before a shell was formed. This will happen from time to time, but as long as it is not very often it is just one of those things.

  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    dont panic that is just a soft shelled egg.its just a rubber egg.the hen will put a hardshell on her eggs.an everything will be ok.
  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    all I could say when I picked it was EWWWWWW - man that feels nasty !! it could have very well been laid last night during someone was sleeping - I know one of my LB's likes to sleep up there more than the others.

    I will mix some oyster shell in there feed and hopefully not get one of these blobs again ( and if i do I making DH pick it up EWWWWW )

    thank you all for your advice and help

  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    These things happen...I just put the egg in a airtight container and use it in a couple of days...Waste not want not.
  8. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    You're a brave woman, Spotted Crow.
  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I cant imagine eating it !! it feels so nasty to touch it - I cant wait for DH to come home and see it !! ( and I tell him if we get another HE is bringing it in the house )

    I would not think they were safe to eat.

  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    We've had like 4 of those (mostly on the droppings board- guess it felt like a poop!). They just come out before the shell forms. [​IMG] Happens a lot to very young or old girlies.
    We just scramble ours up and feed it to the chickens for a special treat![​IMG]

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