2nd egg with no shell in an hour...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RoosterRidge, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Dry Fork, Va.
    Not sure but I am wondering if it is possible if the same one did this.
    The first egg she dropped right in front of me.
    We just checked on them and I found another one laying on the floor.
    We went to close the coop when she came out into the run.
    My husband picked her up and took her inside and set her down.
    She then walked up on the walkway to the run and I noticed her looking all puffed up.
    That is when she dropped the egg with no shell.
    We noticed that about half the girls had really swollen crops.
    They free range about 8 hours a day.
    Today was actually about 15 degrees cooler and overcast.
    Which makes me wonder did they eat more than usual.
    We went to the coop and put extra grit and oystershell inside.
    The one that laid the one right in front of me has been laying since 12 weeks old.
    Any suggestions as to what is going on will be greatly appreciated.
  2. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    Soft shell means too little calcium, maybe no shell means way too little calcium. Have they been eating enough in this heat to produce the shells? I'm no expert, but its a thought.
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I got a no shell during illness and maybe one other time from a RSL. You could seperate her in a dog crate for a few days to control her intake and be able to watch those eggs.
  4. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Dry Fork, Va.
    Thank you both so much.
    She is a RSL I forgot to mention that.
    I checked on her a while ago and she seems to be ok.
    I am wondering is it because she was picked up.
    I wish I had taken pics of the eggs.
    DH says he thinks one of the TSL laid the last one.
    We will not be letting them free range for a few days and see how that goes.
    Thanks again...

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