6-7 months old pullet lays what looks like the lining of an egg.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Diamante, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6-7 month old serama pullet who hasnt laid yet. I went into the room shes in, turned the light on and saw her lying down, she was awake, i thought maybe she laid her first egg, cuz she has never slept on the ground since she has a perch. I put some food in her bowl and found this under where she was lying.

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    Is it the lining of an egg? This is all that was there.
    Thanks for any help.
    Lisa
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    That is a soft shelled egg. Sometimes they lay them as they begin laying for the first time. It also can be a sign of calcium deficiency.
     
  3. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what should i feed her to help out? Oyster shells?
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    yes. also make sure she's on a layer feed. it is higher in calcium than a grower/finisher.
     
  5. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is on layer, ill get her some oyster shell later today. thank you.
     
  6. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    it's probably more her body is learnign how to make eggs so she's still working it out. Provide her with the oyster shell and keep an eye on her. good luck.
     
  7. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, ive been waiting for her to lay so ive been watching her like a hawk, lol. thanks : )
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    All my girls were on Oyster shells and yet one still had first soft eggs. She actually dropped 2 one night from her roost!

    Now I put all the egg shells in a coffee can then sterlize in oven before crushing and mixing into feed for added calcium.
     

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