What would cause an egg to look like this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mystyk13, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Mystyk13

    Mystyk13 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have gotten a few of these...doesn't happen all the time.
    Any ideas? Thanks.[​IMG]

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  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    WHOA! I wish i knew! It looks like sidewalk chaulk!!! Thanks for sharing the picture!!! Someone will come along and help!
     
  3. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it hard? It looks like it's hard.

    I'm afraid I can't help, I just want to say it looks very neat, like you paper-mached and painted it!
     
  4. pacetruckguy

    pacetruckguy The West Coast Chicken Whisperer

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    Looks like a golf ball. You haven't been putting golf balls in the nest boxes for visual insentive have you? [​IMG]
    Seriously, it looks likes a lot of calcium, I guess that's better than eggs with no shells.
    I have a stupid question. Which end of the egg comes out first when the chicken lays it? The fat end, or the skinny end?
     
  5. Mystyk13

    Mystyk13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep---it is hard! Um, not sure which end comes out first, sorry. It does look and feel very cool. they basically just get their regular food and once in a while we give them some treats like some greens or fruits-watermelon, lettuce, yogurt, broccoli, etc. No golf balls either! LOL:lol:
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Hens will sometimes amaze you at the things they lay, it appears to be a minor quirk.

    AL
     
  7. pacetruckguy

    pacetruckguy The West Coast Chicken Whisperer

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    Are they the same on the inside? The picture would make a good avatar, since you don't have one yet.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Minor quirk. Probably stress of some sort at the time of laying. Example, having to wait too long for the nestbox she wanted or being spooked during the egg making process.
    If it occured regularly it could be a sign of illness - sorry I forget the specific illness.
    Maybe this link will help you:

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/
     
  9. srhcth

    srhcth Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be a sign of Infectious Bronchitis.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's the illness I was thinking of.
     

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