Does my quail have an "oviduct" problem?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Binki, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! My four hens (pet group) were hatched later in the season but they're indoors for the winter so they've started laying. I have 2 steady hens that started laying perfect eggs about a month ago.

    A few weeks ago I was finding eggs that weren't fully formed, paper thin shell or no shell at all - figured it was a new lay issue that would work itself out.

    Well it's still happening and I actually watched the hen (named Pingu hehe) fluffed up in the sandbox and out popped an egg sans shell - it was 8:30am and she laid another no shell egg last night.

    She's not stressed and the other girls are laying fine so I think I can rule out nutrition/calcium as the problem - has anybody ever experienced this?

    I'm wondering since its been a few weeks it could just be how she will lay forever, which is fine with me although the eggs are quite gross looking sometimes lol!!

    No shell at all with a membrane swirl? There's a yolk inside you can see it xD
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    This one has a suuuuuper thin shell and dimples when I touch it lightly. Also has that "swirl" mess at one end.
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  2. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow those look crazy haha. Yeah, it definitely looks like something strange is going on up there so maybe she could go to vet or something. it looks to me sort of like the eggs are passing though too quickly so they don't have enough time to develop properly.
     

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