Double shell-less egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tippy Toes, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Tippy Toes

    Tippy Toes Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2014
    Has anyone seen this before? What appears to be a double shell-less egg?
    One of my chickens... I suspect, the Light Sussex, has laid consistently (in the nest box) for about a month then... nothing for four days.
    Here's what I found... under the perch.

    Two shell-less eggs (L and R - covered in poop) and a double yolker (? - centre)

    Close up of the double yolker. The membrane is all in one, connecting the two eggs.

    After four days and 3 x shell-less eggs, she missed one day then laid a double yolker 79gm! and then an egg per day for the last 2 days. I'm hoping that, being young (28.2 wks), her body is just still working it all out and she will now continue with no problems.
    She didn't appear to be different in her habits or eating. Poop was normal. It's a mystery.
    I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had a similar looking 'joined' shell-less egg.
  2. karenp65

    karenp65 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2014
    Los Banos , California
    I've had shell less eggs but nothing like that! Hmmm interesting
  3. bobshere

    bobshere Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had two like that 2 nights in a row layed over night from the roost. Everything seems ok now. I wouldnt worry too much...
  4. birdlady79

    birdlady79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2014
    West Tennessee
    I was fixing to start a new thread, glad I saw this.... I suspect these came from my 2 BA's. 1, Henrietta didn't lay yesterday, 2, WinDixie has been singing egg song but no egg.... These were under roost this morning.....

    Mine has a shell but it's a soft shell... I know it's normal sometimes for them to have an OOPs... But these are from 2 different birds right?? [​IMG]
  5. Tippy Toes

    Tippy Toes Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2014
    I suspect they will settle down. My girls are all now laying early in the morning and thus far... an egg a day each.
    I know they won't always lay daily but that is the status quo to date.
    Good luck with it all.

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