I'm very sorry for your loss. Like others here have said, it's not a good idea to keep them out at night regardless what they like. It's really very much like caring for human toddlers who never grow up. You have to make decisions for them because you really do know what's best for them more than they do.
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Oh so sorry. That is sad. I am glad you are taking the others in at night now.post #10193 of 169509/30/15 at 7:08pmpost #10194 of 169509/30/15 at 7:38pm
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Oh no! So sorry Everyone's gotta eat, but dang predators!post #10196 of 1695010/1/15 at 1:04pmSince Lily layed the shell less egg yesterday, she hasn't laid another one. As I said, I've only had her for almost 2 weeks but she lays every morning like clockwork. And I haven't seen her sitting on her nest today but she has her eggs covered up with straw since she's not in there. Think she's OK?post #10197 of 1695010/1/15 at 1:15pmQuote:Originally Posted by duckies1230
Since Lily layed the shell less egg yesterday, she hasn't laid another one. As I said, I've only had her for almost 2 weeks but she lays every morning like clockwork. And I haven't seen her sitting on her nest today but she has her eggs covered up with straw since she's not in there. Think she's OK?
I don't think I'd be too worried about a single day, especially since she laid one in addition to the soft one yesterday. Pekins are good egg producers, but they typically don't lay every single day year-round anyway. I might be getting a little concerned if she doesn't lay again by Saturday, but not right now if she seems okay otherwise.post #10198 of 1695010/1/15 at 1:24pmpost #10199 of 1695010/1/15 at 8:28pmpost #10200 of 1695010/1/15 at 8:30pmQuote:Oyster shells. Most often an egg without a shell indicates a calcium deficiency.Originally Posted by JadeComputerGal
I don't think I'd be too worried about a single day, especially since she laid one in addition to the soft one yesterday. Pekins are good egg producers, but they typically don't lay every single day year-round anyway. I might be getting a little concerned if she doesn't lay again by Saturday, but not right now if she seems okay otherwise.
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