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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eckielady, May 31, 2017.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday one of my EE's was standing super strange. I thought she was really sick as she was standing hunkered down and half as tall like she was trying to poop. Finally "ploop" out pops an egg and comes rolling down the hill right into my hand. Cracked me up. Totally shell-less egg. Today I go in the coop to grab eggs and I find this tiny thing. My only two blue egg layers are my two EEs and they are around 3 years old so I'm assuming it was the same one that laid the soft egg. Decided to crack it open and found any first ever yolkless egg.

    First picture is of the egg with my normal sized eggs.
    Second picture is with my silkie egg. It's even tiny compared to that one.
     

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's called a wind egg. It's basically when the hen's body accepts a piece of something in place of a yolk, do the hen doesn't release a yolk. It's not really anything to worry about really.
     
  3. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't worried. Only thing concerning is that I think this hen is severely winding down in her egg production due to her age. I'm not 100% sure it was her but she's the most likely culprit. It was a new experience for us and kind of cool.
     
  4. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that is 8 years old and still laying. Not as much, maybe 3 eggs/week, but still laying. My sweet Bianca was still laying two or three eggs at 10 y/o (she passed away in March). Over the years, I've seen lots of goofy things: wind eggs, "quail-sized" eggs, shell-less eggs. Actually, Bianca's eggs were kind of unusual . . . they were about 1.5X the size of a jumbo egg. I could only put 2 in a carton; if I used more than 2 of her eggs, the carton wouldn't close.
     

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