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2+ jelly eggs normal ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Suburban Simplicity, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Suburban Simplicity

    Suburban Simplicity In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    My 22 week old EE just started laying (yeah!) and has layed 5 eggs in the last 5 days. Day 1 a double yolk normal white shelled egg, Day 2 & 3 jelly eggs (no or light shell/ rubbery) Day 5 was two small eggs, not fully formed shells w/ flat sides where they must have been touching on the way out (layed @ same time).

    Is it normal to have so many first eggs without fully formed shells?
    Is it safe to feed them to the chickens if I cook the insides?
    Thought she was a Araucana or EE, ears are greenish white. There has been no color to her shell/partial shells yet. Normal?

  2. swmalone

    swmalone Songster

    Jun 30, 2011
    Northern Utah
    It seems like maybe there are some issues with calcium, are you feeding them layer feed or offering oyster shell? My first egg from my black sex link was quite the weird thing. Very soft shells.
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

    May 8, 2010
    One of my RSL did that when she started laying last year. I kept finding soft-shelled eggs dropped from the roost. Then some double yolkers. Then she wouldn't lay at all. Then more soft-shells. Rinse and repeat.

    It worried me at the time, but eventually everything worked itself out. She's about 18mo now and has given me a large brown egg almost every day since she worked out the kinks.

    It sometimes takes new layers to get their cycles straightened out. Hang in there.
  4. Suburban Simplicity

    Suburban Simplicity In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    Thank you for the tips & encouragement. Yes, they are eating layer feed and there is grit/oyster shell available at all times. I'm interested to see what kind of surprise I am in for today...where the egg will be layed & what it will look like.

    Do you think it is okay to feed the soft eggs to the chickens if I cook them?
  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    I would..its good protein!

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