Are shell less eggs normal for new layers??

Hangin Wit My Peeps

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I have oystershell out and started them on layer food when she laid her first egg (which was a perfect hard shelled egg). Is it normal to lay a normal one and than lay a soft shelled one? I can't believe these soft shell ones come out NOT SMOOSHED! LOL The egg inside was perfect...perfect little yolk too
 

Michigan Chickman

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Jul 11, 2008
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I could always tell when a new girl was starting to lay because I'd get a couple soft shells even though I had oyster shell out as well
It seems normal to me. Mine are RIRs.
 

holliewould

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May 15, 2008
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Yea same as debiraymond said, that's what I hear around here too. I haven't seen one yet, and I ain't looking forward to it. I walk into the coop while banging the sides with a stick(snakes), then squint my eyes hoping for a normal egg. I'm sure when it happens though I will be totally caught off guard. I can say that I've had a couple of double yolkers that were a bit soft to the touch on the pointed end.

Heebie jeebies.
 

vtchickenlady

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Sep 5, 2008
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I got a shell-less one today too. I think its coming from a new layer (not sure who) cause she did it on a poop pile. I just noticed that hubby took out all the fake eggs yesterday. But, we still have some new layers (about 2 left). Should I put them back or will they see the others on the nest and learn from them?
 

vtchickenlady

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Sep 5, 2008
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Wow, that sounded dumb. What I meant to say was will they see the other chickens on the nest and learn from them or should I put the fake eggs back.
 

Attack Chicken

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Sep 25, 2008
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It could help...but i don't know because I never used fake eggs for my two pullets. They just seen the nest box and laid in there.
 

Lady Dre

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My hen has been laying for two months now. She lays normal eggs five days a week. Then one day a week she will lay a normal egg and follwed by one to two shell less ones a few hours later. After that she takes a day off and lays nothing. This has been a normal pattern for the last month and a half. I started to get concerned but reading others messages has made me feel better!
 

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