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3 rubber eggs -- when do I start worrying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kathleen1115, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Kathleen1115

    Kathleen1115 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my BOs just started laying this week and of the four eggs she's laid (that we know of) 3 of them have been rubber eggs. The first had no shell at all and broke and the other two have had a very very thin shell. I'm almost positive that she laid at least one good egg -- we got five eggs from 5 layers the other day so one of them had to be hers. She's 22 weeks, has been on layer feed for 3 weeks, and we added oyster shells this week. I also started giving them yogurt. All of the others are laying perfect eggs.

    If this keeps happening, at what point do we consider it a "problem"?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry.

    It can take a couple weeks for them to get it right. The extra calcium you are giving should have her cleared up in a week or two.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Only a problem if it goes on for a week or more. . . It is natural for a new layer to have glitches in her eggs. [​IMG]

    I don't even supplement extra calcium and I have tough as nails egg shells. [​IMG]
     
  4. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two BO and one of them, and one of my other breeds had this problem. It sorted itself out in a few weeks time. I do like to give extra calcium....just cause I like a good hard egg shell and I can't seem to get that without supplimenting it.
     
  5. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a almost 2 year old hen and she is still laying me Rubber eggs. Well at least when fluff feels like laying an egg
     

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