What is THIS????!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrzyChknLady81, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. CrzyChknLady81

    CrzyChknLady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so all of my girls are right around a year old(some a little less, none more than 14 months)..They have been laying great the past couple of weeks since our weather has made a turn for the better...I went out and collected this morning and the one box that everyone wants to use is kinda dark, and had about 9 eggs in it.. I reach in grabbed a few off the top and went for a second handful..that is when I thought I stuck my hand in poo..only when I pulled everything out, this was what I touched. It is not a part of the egg in the pic, it was stuck to that egg..Is it an egg with no shell? There was a small amount of yolk on the other eggs closest to this thing... If so, is there anything I should be doing differently? They get access to oyster shells, layer feed all day (none over night), ACV in water and they free range about 10 acres during the day.

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  2. Looks like a misfire.
     
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  3. Not much to do about it. Keep feed at regular intervals and it should iron itself out.
     
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  4. CrzyChknLady81

    CrzyChknLady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was hoping it was due to them being fairly new layers.. I don't think anyone in this group laid last year except for a couple of my RIR and they all had an egg accounted for today, so it had to be one of the new layers..No one laid from late December until about 3 weeks ago other than one guinea and 2 of my RIRs---I'm going to give everyone some extra scrambled eggs with crushed shell over the next week and just hope it was a one time thing.. Because honestly, I don't know if I can survive sticking my hand in that again..lol..that was traumatic and I'm a farm girl and had my hands in some places that I'm sure the horses and cows thought were traumatic themselves...
     
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  5. Ha! That was funny.

    I've had one of my pullet leghorns lay a couple of those and they are rather unsettling to say the least.

    Wish ha the best.
     
  6. CrzyChknLady81

    CrzyChknLady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol.. Well it's been a few days and I did get one funky shaped egg(looked odd on the ends), but everything else has been good and no more slimy nest box surprises so I hope that was it--knock on wood---

    And thanks again for the help(and giggle snorts..)

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