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post #1 of 6
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HELLO EVERYONE,

 

I am a new user however i have been visiting the site for some time, and today decided to join. 

 

I have a problem and looking for Help

 

One of my chickens has repeatedly delivered eggs without shell and now without membrane.

 

At first the eggs started with extra shell and worm like scrolls of on her eggs,  soon after her eggs came out with no shell at all.  

 

This went on for a few days and as she got out of the nest box she punctured the eggs.

 

She has now moved on to just ejecting the inner egg contents with no shell or membrane.

 

All my birds are new to the coop, having said that we are talking weeks old and not just days.

 

I purchased them all as P.O.L birds from a big breeder.  I took the time to look around his set up and was really impressed with its cleanliness and the health of his birds and broody stock.  I have been back to the breeder and he is at a loss.

 

The other birds are producing eggs as normal.

 

The bird I am concerned about is fit and well, looks in great condition and has everything to eat and drink.

 

WHAT IS GOING ON ??

 

I have checked for mite infestation, Nothing.  Provided her with tonic drink, and totally cleaned and disinfected the coop.

 

I Treated her and all the other birds for worms and all the other birds continue to lay eggs every day without problems.

 

She has always laid her eggs in a nest box even the ones without shell. but now she,  just squirts the inner egg contents whilst resting on a perch directly into the soil pan.

 

Can anyone offer me some sound advice

post #2 of 6

Could be an internal genetic issue with her plumbing, it happens.

It could be an infection that only she has.

How old is the bird and how long has she been laying?

Same breed as your other birds...all same age and procured at same time?

Have you positively ID'd the exact bird with the problem eggs?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi. The bird had started laying about 8 weeks ago. And has been with me about 6 weeks. I purchased all my birds from the same supplier at the same time. All my birds look fantastic very healthy. I have isolated the bird knowing it was her having difficulty with her egg laying. She used to be the only bird that slept in the nesting box every night and refused to use a perch. As I said she runs very well catches everything she chases. She is not bullied in fact she is very high in the Roost's pecking order. Everything has been cleaned and disinfected fully inoculated and given all the same food and water supplied.

I am at a loss, I placed tonic within water bottles treated the bedding and treated the whole roost for mites ticks etc
post #4 of 6

And she was laying fine before?

What is the 'tonic' that you are giving her?

Parasites usually cause other problems before effecting eggs.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Poultry nutritional supplement, its direct from farm supplies and highly recommended. I have done skin scrapes and examined that under a microscope no mites or other infestations. Took a stool sample again washed it out and mounted the material on a slide and nothing within its droppings. They are being feed a high protein layers pellet. With mash, and corn as treets.

Tried most things however still cleaning up egg waste every morning
post #6 of 6

As has been said above, it may be genetic & have no cure.  Not everything can be fixed.  Chickens have problems & chickens die.  If you have ruled out all things above, then she will either grow out of it & lay good eggs again, stop laying altogether or possibly die.  Chickens are not machines and sometimes despite your best efforts they cannot be fixed.

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