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What's wrong with this egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ErinG, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ErinG

    ErinG Songster

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    I have an overabundance of eggs right now, so I decided to hard boil some of the older ones. I noticed one egg that I didn't recognize - I only have 5 girls and I can tell their eggs apart. My parents have my chickens right now, so I didn't collect the egg from the nest. Anyway, it was a little bigger than a banty egg and round. When I filled the pan with water it floated. I took it out and cracked it open out of curiosity and was surprised to see a deformed yolk. It doesn't smell rotten. I looked up fart eggs, and couldn't find anything on unusual yolks, just that they seem to not have them frequently.
    Thoughts on what caused this? It seems to have been a one time fluke, but I'm interested as to possible causes.




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  3. ErinG

    ErinG Songster

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    That is a fun site! The weird thing about that egg is that it had no foul odor.
     

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