A shell-less egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rmbollom, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. rmbollom

    rmbollom Hatching

    Nov 29, 2010
    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?
  2. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2009
    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.
  3. crazychics4me

    crazychics4me In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2011
    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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