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Millie is a Black Sex-link and currently is 25 weeks old. She laid her first egg on January 9th. It was laid in the nest box and all was going well until the 13th. I found 2 soft eggs on the poop shelf. I figured maybe one of the other gals laid it so no big deal. Then Millie stopped laying and I figure she was getting her rhythm figured out. On the 16th another 2 soft eggs?? Millie laid an egg in her nest at 7 am on the 17th.(one normal hard shell) But that evening, when I was letting the girls out of their run into the backyard, Millie was squatting like she had to poop. She did a little and went on her way.

Our patio door was open and of course all the girls run in the house to find the dishes. Then Millie starting squatting again in the kitchen like she had to poop again and she kept squatting. I told my husband something must be wrong. Then he said what's that coming out of her! It wasn't poop..we didn't know what it was until it came out. It was a huge leathery egg with something attached. I posted a thread about her "Alien Egg" and had good advise about what may be going on. This happened at 5:45 p.m.

Millie's regular egg from the morning and her alien egg from the evening
Looks like the second yolk should have been in the shell that is hanging
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It had two yolks
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Tuesday morning at 6:20 a.m. I hear Egg songs...all the girls are singing?? I look in the nest boxes and see nothing. I walk in and open the coop door and there are 2 leathery eggs on the poop shelf. HHmmm? Millie is singing and then goes to sit on the nest? I think she is confused.

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So this morning, hubby leaves for work at 5:45 a.m. and tells me that there are 2 leathery eggs on the poop shelf and they were right under Millie?

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Can anyone give me any idea what is going on? Is she going to lay 2 eggs  everyday? That would be incredible for us but am sure not too fun for her. Do you think she is in need of oyster shells or some type of supplement? I feel badly for Millie going through this. All in all though she is eating and pooping and carrying on as usual. She is a healthy girl in spite of this interesting issue.

post #2 of 16

I would up her calcium, but I would also seperate her from the others to get a better idea of exactly what and when she is laying.

Best of luck.

D

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Originally Posted by Buugette 

I would up her calcium, but I would also seperate her from the others to get a better idea of exactly what and when she is laying.

Best of luck.

D


Thanks for the advise...will give it a try smile

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keep us posted.  This is very interesting.

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post #5 of 16

Strange and not normal... You should probably already be giving your flock oyster shell if they aren't fully free ranged, though. So I would suggest you put the whole flock on it. Take a look at this, sounds almost just like what you're going through now.

And also, I recently got an egg like that but switching them to a feed with more protein stopped it. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=367114


Edited by PepsNick - 1/19/11 at 2:01pm
post #6 of 16

They need some calium suppliments...it will solve your problem in no time wink Our girls do that every so often when I forget to refill their calcium bowl.

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post #7 of 16

Give calcium or oyster shells which do the same thing and problem will be cured

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post #8 of 16
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Good evening everyone.

Am heading to the feed store tomorrow, my day off, and picking up some oyster shell for Millie.

She did not lay any eggs today be it hard shell or soft shell. I think she is worn out after these past days. We shall see what tomorrow brings.

I appreciate everyones advice and I will keep you posted.

Thanks.

Millie in the garden.
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**Update** After I came home from the feed store with oyster shells, Millie was  the  first gal to try them out. Maybe she did need that. I had been adding cottage cheese with their oatmeal in the morning this past week. Millie laid a couple more soft shell eggs the past couple days. Again today she was on her nest and laid an egg. She laid a "normal" egg finally. We shall see what this week brings. I hope her system is worked out now and I can look forward to hard shell eggs.

Here is what she produced this morning. It weighed in at 1 7/8 oz. The store egg on the left weighs 2 oz.


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post #10 of 16

I'm so glad I found this thread, i know it's old, but I have a black sex link (named Elvis) that's laying 2 soft shelled eggs a day.  I just put oyster shell out there tonight.  I hope that helps my girl out.

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