Tuesday, June 12, 2007

cluck, cluck, oops

Have you ever seen an egg with no shell? That's what this is. The outside is dry and smooth, but it's like a squishy ball of jello.Apparantly this can happen when the chicken isn't getting enough calcium in her diet, but that isn't the case here. Or it can happen if she gets a scare and lays it before the shell has a chance to form (the last stage of it's development). Kinda weird, that's for sure. We didn't eat it, though. The shell is protection from bacteria and we didn't want to take a chance.

1 comment:

My Little Corner said...

I've never seen that (but then I'm not around live chickens...) that's pretty interesting.