A shell-less egg??

rmbollom

Hatching
9 Years
Nov 29, 2010
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Went out to collect the eggs today, and one of them was just the membrane and no shell. First time this has happened to me. Anyone able to provide some insight as to what is going on there?
 

Blue Ridge Hillbilly

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 4, 2009
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Western NC
Was it a first egg? I had one like that several weeks ago but it was the first egg of a young pullet. I have not had another one. Just as a precaution I bought some Oyster shells from Tractor Supply and made them available for the hens.
 

crazychics4me

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 6, 2011
42
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Ours have just started laying. We have gotten about a dozen perfect beautiful eggs. We also have gotten one with a very thin shell and two shell-less eggs. We did add a little oyster shell just in case, but it seems to be the consensus that it is pretty normal when they first start laying. I just make sure to check for eggs at least twice a day because I don't want them to get a taste of one.
 

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