What is this ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Javafan, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Javafan

    Javafan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    This morning I found something that looks like a grape on the floor of the coop. It is similar in size and is reddish brown. It has some kind of "navel" at one extremity. (see pics)

    My hens have not laid eggs since the end of May. I have tried everything and have given up on them laying. This just weird. Should I be hopeful ?



  2. foxy2320

    foxy2320 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2012
    That is really strange. What kind of girls do you have?
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Is it solid inside or like an egg inside?
  4. Javafan

    Javafan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    Thank you for responding, I am really puzzled about this. I have 2 Javas and 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte. What was left on the inside seemed watery.

    I have only 1 Java and the Wyandotte now in the coop. The other Java is now in a dog crate as she is broody (the 5th time since January). Today I saw the Java still in the coop land an explosive, very watery "poop". I saw the same type yesterday and I know now it is coming from my Java. I don't know if it is related to the "thing".

    Typing this, I am suddenly feeling very foolish. They have had grapes, but it was at least 7 - 10 days ago. Could one of them have eaten one whole and it took so long to come out the other end undigested?

    The "thing" is now dried up and feels like a shell. A grape skin would shrivel, this just hardened.
  5. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2012
    Pemberton Borough, NJ
    I don't know if it could have passed undigested. Mine eat grapes all the time and I've never seen that "thing"!
  6. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    It dried like an egg shell and didn't shrivel? I don't think it's remnants of a grape because like you said, they shrivel or at least curl.

    The weird protruding thing is the confusing part - very odd looking little thing. [​IMG]

    ...looks kine of like a grape tomato that has had the 'innards' sucked out of it. o.o Did they eat grape tomatoes? It's not really round enough to be a cherry tomato, but grape tomato is possible if they ate them recently?
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
  7. kays chicks

    kays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2012
    Derby UK
    NOT got any advice but how strange it is , im sure what ever it is it wouldnt come back out whole ???[​IMG]
  8. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeh good point.

    Oooo - what colors do snake and lizard eggs come out as? Maybe whatever left it wasn't one of your chickens? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
  9. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2012
    Lancaster Ohio
    Or could it just be a very small soft shell egg?
  10. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is the protruding thing then? That's the part that has me completely confused. [​IMG] It almost looks like a piece of large oatmeal stuck on the bottom.

    I have no idea what it is but I am certainly interested in this thread!

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