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wrapped egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Babsadon, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Babsadon

    Babsadon Out Of The Brooder

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    My Aruancana just laid an egg wrapped in a moist substance, sort of like thin wet paper. When I picked up the egg, the substance slipped off. She looks O.K., and she has an appetite. What was that stuff.

    Thanks,

    Barbara
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Probably the beginning of a new coating. think of egg creation as a conveyor belt, sometimes the line gets jamed and stays too long in one place. Sometimes the line moves to fast and you end up with an egg with no shell.

    This usually happens in pullets but can happen in hens.

    Bottom line I wouldn't worry, unless this occurs over several days.
     
  3. Babsadon

    Babsadon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your response. She is 8 months old.

    Barbara
     

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