White blob layed by a female

MichelleKing

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*****UPDATE***********

I am declaring myself officially the biggest idiot of the day.

There was no lash egg at all. It was the ROOT OF THE HEAD OF A LETTUCE. I cut it open and then compared it to another lettuce head that was in my trash. Yep. A knawed up lump of lettuce root.

Thank you all for humoring me and my blunder today.

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I have 6 week old hens and 10 week old hens and I think one of them is laying something weird. I found a full egg membrane with nothing in it on the cage floor the other day. This morning, I found a huge white blob that was hardened in thehabitat. It looked like whipped egg whites that had hardened. Just smaller than a golf ball. Did one of my girls lay this and if so, whats wrong with her if anything? Has anyone seen this before? I've seen a soft shell egg layed and that was fine but this was like alien or something.

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MichelleKing

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Aug 25, 2018
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Is the hen that laid the egg a quail? if so that is one huge lash egg. here is a thread i started describing treatments https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/what-is-this-in-my-eggbox.1278680/


Thank you thank you thank you thank you. When you said it sounded big for a quail hen I 100% agreed with you. So then I investigated more....

I am officially declaring myself the biggest idiot on planet earth. It was not a lash egg and theres nothing wrong with my 6 week and 10 week old hens. Do you know what the "lash egg" was?

THE ROOT OF A HEAD OF LETTUCE. I cut it open, smelled it, and confirmed it. I'm so embarrassed right now I can't even.

Thank you for giving me a clue that helped me figure it out.
 

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