Day of egg wierdness

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CKMom, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. CKMom

    CKMom Songster

    May 23, 2009
    cooped up
    Yesterday we found a wind egg on the roost.
    Today there was yolk and a small piece of shell, and a very thin shelled soft egg on the dropping board. Should I assume that these are coming from a new layer? 10 of the 14 are laying and the eggs have nice hard shells. They all have access to Layena, oyster shell and fresh water, and I give them occasional protein/veggie treats.

  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I know have a real answer but I tell you my expericence. I had a wierd egg or whatever you want to call it about a month ago. I knew it came from one of my older hens that I had gotten that where just coming off a molt. It was a soft shell egg that the yolk was clear and it was broken. But I knew it was a older hen because of where I found it on their perch. That's where the older girls are. Well- about a week later I found one of those girls inthe nesting box and about an hour later went back and found a nice cream colored egg in that box. And for whatever reason, she is the only hen that uses that box. It was perfect in every way.

    I hope it helps you. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  3. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I had some problems in the first few months with this with my Black Australorps.
  4. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    Based on all the posts here on BYC, seems like the new layers sometimes have a strangeness in their eggs, as their bodies are getting used to laying. I had the same thing with my first layer. Nothing to be concerned about, as long as you're giving the correct food, plus oyster shell and clean fresh water. You're doing all the right things. So, just sit back and wait. Consistency should happen, eventually. Seems also, based on fordmommy's experience, that some older layers have the same situation after they finish molting. That makes sense, too.

  5. CKMom

    CKMom Songster

    May 23, 2009
    cooped up
    Thanks for your replies. I'll see what happens tomorrow. I am trying to figure out which hen it might be from, maybe I'll catch her in the act tomorrow. Yes they have all the right food, fresh water, oyster shell and yummy greens and treats, and so far the eggs have been great with hard shells.

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