What is wrong w/ this egg (pic)?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wizbop, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is up w/ these eggs? My RIR has been given us three eggs so far and they all look like this. There is a halo on one side w/ these little crack like marks around it, almost like a sun. My hubby says it is an extra-terrestrial egg. I don't know. I wonder if she doesn't have enough calcium in her diet yet. I am supplementing w/ oyster shell and eggshells and she gets layer feed, like my other girls.
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    Oh, and what makes them look like this? With a white haze all over it?
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    Thanks, guys.
     
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    thats really weird, I can't help you but I was just reading a post about soft eggs, and in it there was a link or 2 that gave information on different problems with eggs, the post shouldn't be too far down the list of tonights posts, gl finding out.
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken just didn't quite finish the egg's shell--I have had that happen on older birds, usually after their second molt. The egg will be okay although I wouldn't try to hatch it. It may also be an indication that the hen needs a little more calcium in her diet.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In civilizations where the sun is worshipped, i'm pretty sure your hen would be up on a pedestal right now. That's pretty amazing.

    I would imagine that your rir will get more accustomed to the process, and her body will adjust and stretch and whatever it needs to do, and you will start getting less sunny eggs. In the mean time, i think you should blow them out and save the shells for some kind of cool craft. You'll never see this phenomenon again, pretty much guaranteed!

    As to the dusty appearance of the second one, i get that sometimes. I don't know what it means. I assume it's just a lighter last coat of "paint." Or maybe some "paint" in the bloom. Never thought about it too much.
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I've had some squash come up with a very similar design on the outer skin.......I know it sounds wierd, but who knows.........maybe there's something in the air? the water?
     
  6. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, guys. Well, we ate them (we're not scared) and they were good. Thanks, Beth, for the humor. Maybe I'll try to blow one out. The "sun" is very thin, so I think it must be a calcium issue. It's just weird.
     
  7. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would LOVE to see pictures if you are able to blow them out without the whole thing falling apart! Who am i kiddin? I would also love to see pictures if the sun falls all in and makes a mess of it.

    And in all seriousness, i hope your pullet gets her calcium act together and starts laying you normal, unworrisome eggs in short order.
     

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