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Just when you think you've seen everything

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I found my broody hen roosting tonight. With her chicks roosting under her. They are 3 weeks old tomorrow. She also laid a shell-less egg from this roost last night, with her chicks under her. I've never read about this happening. Is this weird or normal?

Excuse the messy coop, it's getting emptied and scrubbed down this weekend.

Edited by MN Chicken - 4/13/16 at 7:43pm
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The shell less egg is a little weird.  Roosting with her chicks like that - pretty normal in my experience.

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Hi,   :frow

Give her some oyster shell    for a supplement. More calcium for her egg shells.

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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