What is the cause of this weird egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MarylandChicken, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. MarylandChicken

    MarylandChicken New Egg

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    Found this egg in a nesting box early this morning. Has a strange membrane as a sort of "tail". Want to make sure one of my chickens isn't ill. Thanks
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    More than likely the next egg bumped into that egg in the shell gland, they got stuck together and the second egg came out with the first attached to it. That's my guess.
     
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as it is only a one time thing not to worry. If it keeps happening then is the time to worry
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Glitch in both membrane and shelling...hopefully a one off.
    Are layers young and newly laying?
     

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