cloudy puddle in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chattykathy306, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. chattykathy306

    chattykathy306 Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter just went out to look for eggs and said there is a cloudy puddle in one of the boxes. I intend to dress and go out in a few minutes, but am worried about this. She also thought my Welsummer was acting strange, appearing to try to squat everywhere. I am really scared and hope someone can ease my fears before I go out there. Help!
     
  2. chattykathy306

    chattykathy306 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I went out and cleaned it up. Is this what I have heard of, where a hen can lay an egg without a shell, when first starting to lay? It appeared to be an egg white, no yolk. They are all acting normal at this time.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  3. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found all sorts of weird stuff when my one gal started to lay. Eggs without shells laid from the roost and in the nest and eggs with rubbery shells that just fell apart when you touched them. If you have girls that are just starting to lay, that's probably what's going on. It took her a week to get the hang of it and she's been laying a few months now. Every once in a while she still "forgets" and just yesterday I found an egg next to the feeder. Like she was too hungry to go sit in the box so let it fall out while snacking! I've also found an egg from this one gal in the run.

    In the beginning this gal would act "odd", too. Hunch down when walking, puffed up when sitting. I was worried for a bit. But, she finally worked out almost all the kinks.

    Good luck!
     

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