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Is it common in beginning laying days to find what looks like an underdeveloped egg that was layed? I found on the floor of my coop this AM a soft partial shell or the remains of a very soft shelled egg that had broken when layed. The shell was like construction paper thickness. I have 5 birds with at least 4 laying because the other day I got 4 eggs for the first time - although some are still rather small:-)

Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Perfectly normal.  It sometimes takes a while for the pullets to get the kinks worked out of their internal egg laying factory.  Double yolkers, small eggs, shell-less eggs, yolkless eggs, yolks only, soft shelled eggs, misshapen eggs, none are unusual when they first start.  Sometimes they don't have a lot of control over where they lay their eggs either when they first start.  If the problem persists after two weeks, then you may have a problem.  Until then, don't worry.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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What about an egg whose yolk is already runny when I crack it open (I know that the egg has not been jiggled or dropped before hand)?  I was told this may also be a sign of an underdeveloped egg.  Is this true?

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