What is this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alyssa741, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. alyssa741

    alyssa741 Just Hatched

    Mar 23, 2017

    What is this? I found this in the coop under their roosting post. We just got a couple new birds and noticed this under where the bird usually roosts. She hasn't layed an egg yet for us (we had her 1.5 weeks). Could this be a egg that broke? It kinda looks like there's little shell peices on it.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Looks to be the remains of a soft shell egg...or is there good hard shell attached?

    Birds in a new place, especially when introduced to existing flock, can be very stressful.
    It can stop them from laying until the get comfortable in the new situation.
    When a bird begins to lay, either as a first time layer, or an older bird starting back up again you can get some funky eggs.

    A soft or thin shelled egg can be easily broken and fair game for eating,
    often the only sign is a wet spot and maybe some shell or membrane.
    I'd not worry about it unless you see it with frequency.

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