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What is wrong with this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tmlpike, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. tmlpike

    tmlpike Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2013
    When I was collecting the eggs, I reached my hand into one of the nesting boxes and once my hand touched something very strange, I pulled it back out. I looked inside and saw a very unusual egg. I picked it up (which was extremely heavy), and put it into the egg carton. I brought it inside of the house. All of my girls appear healthy. It is very cold outside, below freezing. But the chicken houses are insulated and heated. Thanks!


    What is this red thing attached to the egg???


    I removed the thin coating off of the egg.


    When I cracked the egg open, there was a perfect yolk inside.

  2. cluck cluck 123

    cluck cluck 123 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2013
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Looks like just some shed tissue from inside the oviduct on the outside of an egg....sometimes the old egg factory hits a glitch and expels something other than what we'd like.
    Hopefully it's just a fluke and won't happen again or with any frequency..
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  4. tmlpike

    tmlpike Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2013
    Thanks. I'm just glad that all my girls are healthy :)
  5. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I once found something similar to the weird coating you pulled off. It was sort of papery. The white and yolk landed on the ground right beside it. My girl was very new to laying. Maybe 2 or 3 weeks in. I haven't seen it again.
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree, just a glitch in production. When you're churning out as many eggs as these hens do, you're going to run into some funky things once in a while.

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