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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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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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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