D I need to worry about this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by baucomgop, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. baucomgop

    baucomgop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Folks:

    I have 2 hens of unknown breed. They are about a year and maybe a few months old and both lay a beautiful large brown egg every morning. They have a nice coop and run, but I let them run the yard every day which they enjoy.

    This afternoon, for the first time- well after laying her egg, my white hen laid another egg undera bush, with no shell, just the white skin which broke. Should I be concerned? She is otherwise bright eyed and I have had no health problems with either one of them.

    Is this indicative of a problem starting?
    Thanks for any insight you can give.

    Louisa Baucom
    Annapolis, MD
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully not.

    I periodically get shelless eggs, but i don't really worry about it.

    Hopefully, it was just a glitch. [​IMG]
     
  3. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that consistently lays eggs like that - she is faulty.
    But they can occasionally lay eggs like that. Just make sure they are getting their oyster shell and calcium.
    It might just be a temporary thing. Hopefully a one off!
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    If it's extremely hot where you live, that could be a contributing factor.
     
  5. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be that it was her second egg of the day. Normally hens only lay once a day. I would not worry.
     
  6. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get these occasionally as well, but usually from pullets, whose systems are still getting things "figured out". I wouldnt worry.
     
  7. baucomgop

    baucomgop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the responses, puts my mind at ease. The hen is acting normally- i just didnt get an egg out of her today.


    Louisa Baucom
    Annapolis, MD.
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone tossed it on the delivery belt without the packaging. [​IMG]
     

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