what's this weird shell matter lump?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ricky bamboo, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. ricky bamboo

    ricky bamboo Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a weird lump of shell matter stuff in a nesting box. It wasn't egg shaped and had nothing inside...was just like a piece of clay or something, with a rough, sandy texture...
    I've also gotten some odd eggs in the past...
    1) very soft shell - almost transparent and soft, but held togethor.
    2) very small egg - size of robins egg - randomly appeared after all girls were laying nicely for a few months...inside was a tiny speck of yolk.
    3) an odd shaped egg - had a 'puckered' crater looking depression on one side.

    There have been other abnormalities and i'm sure there will be more, but for the most part, i get normal eggs on a regular schedule.
    I was just hoping that someone might know what these strange finds were all about?
    thanks for your comments.
     
  2. carwinew

    carwinew Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know what the lump was that you found other than shell without an egg but as for the other weird eggs:
    #1 probably an early egg from a newly laying chicken or indicates a need for more calcium. Ground oyster shells work well as a supplement
    #2 new egg from a pullet
    #3 rippled or dimpled shaped eggs caused by an egg coming in contact with the previous egg that didn't get laid fast enough (according to Storey's poultry guide which i read because I had the same thing happening occasionally.
     
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you stare at it long enough you'll be able to make out a Jesus or a Mary.

    Put it on Ebay and call your local news station.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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