2 eggs attached

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobshere, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    Anyone ever seen this before? 2 eggs attached , no shell and layed after dark from on the roost. Just found them on the floor layed by one of my 17 week old girls...[​IMG]
  2. krista74

    krista74 Songster

    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.

    I've seen a soft shelled/no shelled egg before.

    I've also seen eggs 'laid' from the roost at night.

    But I've never seen two eggs joined together like that! [​IMG]Very interesting!

    I wouldn't be concerned about it though. It is quite common for pullets coming into lay to have all kinds of egg anomalies - soft shells, no shells, paper shells, tiny eggs, double yolkers, and even yolk-less eggs. It just takes a while for the egg factory to get everything right [​IMG]

    The good news? I suspect your first 'proper' eggs will be on their way to you very soon!

    Good luck!

    - Krista
  3. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    Exact same thing happened last night. Two nights in a row now, two attached eggs layed from the roost and no shell. Seems to be about the same time also which is just after dark. Anyone else ever see this before?
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Wow...nope never seen that exact thing. You might find something if you browse thru this thread.

    Ditto what Kristin said.

    Hopefully her egg mechanism smooths out soon and its not a permanent malfunction.
  5. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    Ya I'm hoping she gets her kinks out soon. Problem is when I don't catch it they eat it come morning time. Its been happening off and on cause I see a big wet spot in the morning on the floor. I think I know which hen it is but not exactly sure. I can rule 3 of the 5 out by their egg production. I'm hoping it isn't permanent.
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Broken eggs are fair game for the chooks to eat, IMO. It won't hurt them, just a little extra protein.

    Make sure you are offering oyster shell and/or crushed chicken egg shell in a separate container so they get enough calcium.

    I feed a 20% protein flock raiser for all age chooks and shells for the layers separately. The higher protein balances out the lower protein scratch I like to feed as a treat.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  7. Gigi24

    Gigi24 Hatching

    Apr 12, 2014
    I have a young Americana that just started laying a week ago. Tonight just before dusk she left me 2 joined rubber eggs.
  8. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    Ive had that 4 times now that I know of so I'm sure its happened more than that. I had one the other day lay from the roost right on another's head. She still has the greasy hair look.
  9. scottpat2

    scottpat2 In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2014
    We use crushed oyster shell, full of calcium, makes shell hard.

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